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HIPOWER SYSTEMS, the new manufacturing center of HIMOINSA in North America, has begun its activity in its new factory in Olathe, Kansas. The 515,000 square feet facility features the most advanced technology for the manufacture of generator sets for the North American market.
With a production capacity of 10,000 units per
year, HIPOWER expects its turnover to grow by 32.9% by 2023 (CAGR 2017-2023).
"This would make it HIMOINSA's manufacturing centre with the
highest growth over the next four years", states Francisco Gracia, Executive
Director of HIMOINSA, who has highlighted the important role that HIPOWER plays
in the company's growth strategy. For his part, Tetsuya Yamamoto, Chairman and
CEO of Yanmar Energy System (YES), adds that "the decision to convert the
old assembly plant into a manufacturing center was the best way to increase our
presence in North America, speed up delivery times and offer more competitive
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HIPOWER entered the North American market in 2004
when it opened an assembly plant, whose components were imported from the
Headquarters of HIMOINSA in Spain. With this new project, HIPOWER starts
full-scale manufacturing in Kansas, the same state in which it has been
operating for the past 14 years, albeit now with a manufacturing center five
times larger than the previous one. At its new manufacturing facility, HIPOWER will design and manufacture all generator components, which will enable it to grow more rapidly and increase its market share in the generator set industry in the United States and Canada.
The size of the market for generator sets in North
America is around $3.28 billion - one of the largest consumer markets for
generator sets in the world. That is something the company's dealers who attended the inauguration of the new factory are looking to capitalize on; these North American industry experts “which constitute a solid commercial network for us", according to Samuel Silva, CEO at HIPOWER, who goes on to say that "what is most important for the company is to have a quality product and a reputable dealers network to represent us in every State in the country. At this point in our new North American strategy we are off to a very successful start."
its new factory, HIPOWER has more than double its human capital staff which
aligns very well with its growth objectives.
Mayor Michael Copeland and Congressman Kevin Yoder highlighted HIPOWER’s
financial contribution to the city of Olathe and the state of Kansas as well as
HIPOWER’s commitment to American manufacturing and the importance of Made in
"HIPOWER SYSTEMS remains fully committed to
preserving a 'Made in the USA' approach", explains Rafael Acosta, Americas
Business Units Director at HIMOINSA, who adds that the company's expansion in
the USA "allows us to develop a product that evolves continuously with the
Congressman Kevin Yoder
Michael Copeland close to Casey Wilhm
In the emergency sector, HIPOWER dealers will
market the SafeGuard and Heavy Duty Industrial ranges that include gas
and diesel (UL certified) generator sets. A new generation of generator sets to
cover the needs of Small Businesses, with Yanmar and FPT engines, and of the
Industrial sector, with Yanmar, FPT, MTU and Mitsubishi engines.
As far as the Prime application is concerned, HIPOWER has developed a full range of diesel Tier 4F generator sets powered by Isuzu and John Deere engines; not to mention several gas-powered generator set models.
Tier 4F Generator - Prime
Heavy Duty generators - Standby
SafeGuard generators - Standby
2004: HIPOWER SYSTEMS opens an office and begins marketing generator sets in Lenexa, Kansas.
2009: The first assembly line is set up.
2010: HIPOWER SYSTEMS sells more than 1,000 generator sets during year one.
2012: HIPOWER SYSTEMS’ custom-built, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility opens. It sells more than 2,000 generator sets.
2013: The company expands twice, developing and launching a full line of natural gas (NG) generators for Oilfield and Standby applications.
2014: HIPOWER SYSTEMS' generator sets are named ‘Best New Product of the Year’ by Consulting-Specifying Engineer in the Emergency Power category. It sells more than 3,000 generator sets.
2015: The company becomes the first generator set manufacturer to use EPA-approved Waukesha gas engines in its portable gensets.
2016: The company opens a 464 m² Service and Sales Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The entire HIPOWER SYSTEMS line is certified to withstand wind speeds of up to 180 MPH. It sells more than 4,000 generator sets.
2018: New manufacturing center in Olathe, Kansas.
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