Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America Inc. (MCFA), the Houston, Texas-based provider of Jungheinrich lift trucks and narrow aisle products, and Jungheinrich Lift Truck Corp., DePere, Wis., celebrated the grand opening of a new joint venture, Industrial Components of Texas, LLC (ICOTEX). Located in Conroe, Texas, ICOTEX’s new 71,000-square-foot facility will manufacture industrial components for plasma cutting, bending, machining, welding, powder coating and more.

ICOTEX is projected to employ approximately 80 people in the future, including manufacturing and office personnel. The facility will produce forklift components, which will be supplied to MCFA for use in MCFA’s Houston manufacturing plant.

“The inauguration of our new ICOTEX facility is a significant milestone for both MCFA and Jungheinrich,” says Reinhild Kuehne, president of ICOTEX. “Both businesses have a long history of continuous improvement and customer focus along with a strong business relationship. This new facility will allow us to continue to deliver high-quality components while improving forklift manufacturing lead times for our customers.”

The benefit is an uninterrupted supply of forklift components, and faster production and delivery of forklifts built on MCFA’s Houston campus, just 50 miles from ICOTEX’s factory in Conroe.