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Newton Company To Expand, Create New Jobs

Wanzl North America, a leading solution provider and global manufacturer of retail equipment, and holding the market position of being the largest manufacturer of shopping carts in North America, has announced a significant renovation at its Catawba County facility.

With almost four decades of presence in Newton and Catawba County, the German-owned company is set to invest at least $15 million over the next three years, introducing state-of-the-art production technologies to support the growing global market for retail solutions. The investment will create a minimum of 10 new high-skill positions with an average salary of $52,172.

The renovation will not only enhance the company’s manufacturing capabilities but also significantly upgrade the facility’s employee amenities, including a new, redesigned cafeteria and lounge. This investment underscores Wanzl’s commitment to innovation, growth, and its employees in the region.

The Catawba County Board of Commissioners and the Newton City Council both held public hearings earlier this month and approved local incentives in support of this expansion. In addition to Catawba County, other key partners in the project included the City of Newton, the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina, NC Commerce, the NC Community College System, Cushman Wakefield, and Catawba County Economic Development Corporation.

Wanzl North America (formerly Technibilt Ltd), located in Newton, North Carolina, is a leading B2B solution provider for Retailers. Founded in 1946 and acquired by Wanzl GmbH & Co. KGaA in 2012, Wanzl North America is the leading manufacturer of shopping carts and enhances retailer’s customers’ shopping experience through superior solutions in design, innovation and customer service.

The parent company, Wanzl GmbH & Co. KGaA, is an owner-managed family company in its third generation, with over 4,600 employees, global production sites and sales outlets. Together, Wanzl offers over 100,000 products, solutions, and innovations. Visit Wanzl North America at

{News release from Catawba County Economic Development Corporation]