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Greenworks Commercial opens first US-based manufacturing facility in Tennessee

By |  February 23, 2023 2 Comments

Greenworks Commercial, a manufacturer of battery-powered handheld tools and mowers, opened its new Commercial Center of Excellence for Manufacturing and Engineering in Morristown, Tenn., last month.

The 180,000-square-foot facility is the company’s first manufacturing facility in the United States.

Greenworks Commercial will produce its new OptimusZ battery-powered mower at a new facility in Morristown, Tenn. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

Greenworks Commercial will produce its new OptimusZ battery-powered mower at a new facility in Morristown, Tenn. (Photo: Golfdom Staff)

“We were determined to make Morristown our home for manufacturing in North America,” said Greenworks founder Yin Chen. “We have a very diversified team. We have people from China and Europe working together with a local team here. Our common goal is for this factory to produce the best battery-powered equipment on the market.”

The facility is semi-automated, featuring robotic guided vehicles, which shuttle mowers through the assembly line, and a fully-robotic welding center.

“I saw this factory 18 months ago when it was still a (General Electric) factory, and it’s still transforming,” said Klaus Hahn, president of Greenworks. “It’s changing every day. What you see here is just a glimpse of what’s to come.”

Currently, the facility manufactures Greenworks’ new OptimusZ zero-turn mowers. The lithium-ion battery-powered mowers, which the company announced in late 2022, offer up to eight hours of runtime with a top cut speed of 16 mph.

The company plans to manufacture its first fully-autonomous mower, the OptiumusAI, at the facility by late 2023. It also will expand with a parts and service warehouse and automatic assembly lines for its large commercial-grade battery modules to the facility by early 2024.

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About the Author: Rob DiFranco

Rob DiFranco is Golfdom's associate editor. A 2018 graduate of Kent State University, DiFranco holds a bachelor's degree in journalism. Prior to Golfdom, DiFranco was a reporter for The Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio


2 Comments on "Greenworks Commercial opens first US-based manufacturing facility in Tennessee"

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  1. Charles Russell says:

    I’m truly amazed with the Green works tools that I have. At 76 gas powered tools are just to much trouble just to start and repair. I tell everyone how great Green works tools are. My son has already started his collection of the 60v tools. Thanks

  2. How does the opening of this manufacturing facility align with Greenworks Commercial’s overall business strategy?

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