Yamaha Marine announced that its new Precision Propeller facility in Greenfield, Ind., reached full production capacity in July.
The casting facility and foundry uses robotics to reduce lead times and increase production by more than 67 percent, according to the company, allowing the delivery of more than 100,000 propellers annually.
“It’s great to finally be firing on all cylinders in the Greenfield facility,” plant manager Batuhan Ak said in a statement. “The new facility gives us the opportunity to leverage more efficient manufacturing technologies that increase quality while decreasing manufacturing costs.”
Yamaha, which acquired Precision Propellers in 2008, broke ground on the multimillion-dollar, 55,000-square-foot facility in July 2019. Yamaha said it plans to further expand the campus.
“Yamaha built the Greenfield facility with additional capacity in mind — not only to meet today’s demand, but tomorrow’s as well,” Ak said. “As key customers of many vendors that supply U.S.-sourced products, we’ve been at the forefront of receiving the raw materials we needed to keep up the pace.”
The company said it plans to hire more than 30 new employees through the end of the calendar year.