Gosan, a Bilbao, Spain-based international manufacturer of industrial products for lifting, hoisting, transport and storage equipment, has opened a US facility. It is in Jacksonville, Florida and will manufacture and market its sheave products to markets in North and South America.
Representing an investment of more than $3 million, the facility has 40,000 square feet of manufacturing and warehousing space, and will manufacture between 10,000 and 20,000 sheaves a year. The company is co-located with J.C Renfroe & Sons, Inc., which has been Gosan’s US marketing partner for six years.
According to Juan Miguel Gutierrez, managing director of Gosan USA, once in full operation, the plant will employ about 30 workers. He said the company decided to concentrate on the US facility and growing its sheaves market due to its already good relationship with J.C. Renfroe and due to the increased demand by crane OEMs.
“With the increase of construction in developing nations and with the movement to increase oil drilling in the US, we believe our market for sheaves is only going to grow,” said Gutierrez. Gosan has been manufacturing welded machined steel sheave products in Europe since 1971. Its product lines have been used in a range of industries including construction, marine and oil rigging. For more information, visit www.gosan.net