Danfoss Turbocor expansion will triple current capacity, create jobs in Tallahassee
Danfoss is excited to expand its current manufacturing operation in Tallahassee, Florida. On September 21, the company broke ground on its new manufacturing facility at an event attended by John Dailey, mayor of Tallahassee; Jurgen Fischer, president of Danfoss Climate Solutions; Cristina Parades, director of the Tallahassee-Leon County Office of Economic Vitality; Ron Miller, executive director of the Innovation Park of Tallahassee; Kimberly Moore, vice president of workforce innovation at Tallahassee Community College; and the Danfoss leadership team. The 167,000 SF building, scheduled for completion in early 2023, will host state-of-the-art manufacturing for the VTX line and two TT/TG lines for Danfoss’ Turbocor compressors. The new facility will triple current manufacturing capacity and is projected to create about 200 new jobs in order to meet the growing global demand. The company is experiencing and accelerated growth.
Once manufacturing operations are moved to the new building, the existing 70,000 SF building will be converted to an Oil-Free Technology Center, housing R&D activities including pilot productions of new cooling technologies and services.
Leaders from Danfoss and the Tallahassee region celebrate the
groundbreaking of Danfoss Turbocor’s new manufacturing facility.
Turbocor compressors use magnetic-bearing technology instead of oil and provide high efficiency and environmentally friendly cooling options for commercial air conditioning and refrigeration units. Oil-free compressor technology is a key enabler to meet the decarbonization goals of commercial buildings, cities and countries. Danfoss is the leader and pioneer of oil-free compressors in the HVAC-R industry and is committed to continuing the development of the technology to reduce the carbon footprint of key vital infrastructure like data centers, hospitals, hotels, airports and their needs in cooling and heating.
“We are excited about increasing our presence in Tallahassee, the home of magnetic bearing technology,” said Ricardo Schneider, president of Danfoss Turbocor. “This new manufacturing facility will help us continue to innovate and develop new cooling technologies. With the urgent need to reduce our carbon emissions and slow the rate of global warming, Danfoss will continue to be a leader in clean energy technologies.”
Danfoss engineers advanced technologies that enable us to build a better, smarter and more efficient tomorrow. In the world’s growing cities, we ensure the supply of fresh food and optimal comfort in our homes and offices, while meeting the need for energy-efficient infrastructure, connected systems and integrated renewable energy. Our solutions are used in areas such as refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, motor control and mobile machinery. Our innovative engineering dates back to 1933 and today Danfoss holds market-leading positions, employing 37,000 and serving customers in more than 100 countries. We are privately held by the founding family. Read more about us at www.danfoss.com.