Mercury Marine Expands Diecast Capabilities
Mercury Marine, a leader in marine propulsion and technology has officially opened its 23,500 square foot expansion to its diecasting facility.
The $9M investment provides needed space for capacity increases, allowing the company to make complex blocks, driveshafts, and gearcases for Mercury’s outboards. The addition will be filled with large tonnage die casting equipment containing cutting edge technologies that will drive higher quality and better throughput to keep up with increased engine demand especially with the V8 and V6 product lines.
In addition, Mercury will add another 4,500-ton die-cast machine giving the company two of the largest of its kind in North America.
Each of the cells being installed will be fully automated with three or four robots in each die casting cell – robots will complete metal pouring, die lube spraying, liner insertion and part extraction. The cells will include automated sawing and part marking that will allow traceability throughout the supply chain.
Mercury has now exceeded $1.14 billion in investment for expansion and R&D since 2008.