Sauer-Danfoss To Close LaSalle Plant

Posted on March 1, 2006

Sauer-Danfoss has announced its intent to close its manufacturing plant in LaSalle, Ill. by the end of 2006. There are approximately 150 employees at the facility. The plant, established in 1965, is primarily a machining facility for the company’s Propel Division, heat treating and machining several components for a variety of Sauer-Danfoss products, including swash plates, endcaps, housings and blocks.

“As part of its manufacturing strategy, Sauer-Danfoss is continuously striving to improve its asset utilization,” said Vice President of the North America Propel Division, Kells Hall. “With regard to the LaSalle facility, we are looking at what makes sense to manufacture in-house versus what we produce through external suppliers in order to best utilize our assets and improve our competitive position.”