Greenworks facility brings battery powered outdoor equipment, 500 jobs to Morristown
Officials with the city of Morristown and Greenworks Commercial celebrated the ribbon cutting of the new Greenworks facility at the former GE building. Greenworks specializes in the manufacturing of lithium-ion battery operated zero-emission outdoor power equipment, including lawn mowers, pressure washers, trimmers, leaf blowers, and more. The initial $25 million investment in the facility will focus on the manufacture of commercial and residential lithium-ion battery ride-on mowers and will create approximately 150 jobs by the end of 230 with a potential to create as many as 400 jobs by 2025 as the company continues to expand, offering high-tech career opportunities. This initial phase provides an annual production capacity of 30,000 ride-on mowers, gradually increasing to 80,000 by 2025. The Greenworks facility in Morristown houses two leading-edge automated guided vehicles (AGV) based assembly lines; a fully robotic vehicle chassis welding center with five fully robotic welding stations, high-precision tube and sheet metal laser cutting, stamping and CNC tube-bending equipment; a shot-blasting metal preparation center and powder-coating line; a state-of-the-art final inspection station including a light tunnel for visual inspection; and an exterior bumper and track test facility. The Morristown facility is also home to the North American Center for Advanced Vehicle Engineering within the Greenworks corporate group, with over a dozen mechanical, electrical, and testing engineers calling Morristown home by the end of 2023. The U.S. engineering team collaborates with Greenworks’ main R&D campus in Changzhou, China, and its Autonomous and Robotics R&D Center in Jönköping, Sweden.