Governor Tom Corbett today announced during a roundtable
discussion in Brazil that Wipro Infrastructure Engineering (Wipro), a hydraulic
cylinder manufacturer, will establish a new U.S.-based manufacturing facility in
Franklin County and create 74 new jobs.
"I am leading this delegation to strengthen Pennsylvania's position in the global
economy and to create new economic and job creation opportunities," Corbett said.
"Today's announcement will result in Wipro bringing its first manufacturing facility
to Pennsylvania, as well as 74 new jobs."
Wipro is a leading independent solution provider in the area of Hydraulic Cylinders
for the mobile equipment market globally and is a supplier of leading global
equipment manufacturers in Asia, Europe and South America. The company will
locate its first U.S.-based manufacturing facility in Chambersburg, resulting in the
creation of 74 new jobs.
Governor Corbett announced the project at a roundtable discussion earlier today in
São Paulo, Brazil with Volvo Construction Equipment (CE). Wipro, a major supplier
of Volvo CE, located in Franklin County to better serve its existing customers and to
secure new customers. Recently, Volvo CE has relocated its North American
headquarters to the Shippensburg, Pa. campus, which now serves as the company's
only production facility in North America.
"My goal for this Jobs 1st Mission is to develop new business growth for the state
and to strengthen our international trade relationships with Brazil and Chile,"
Corbett said. "I will continue working throughout this mission to connect our
businesses with new markets and meet directly with other potential companies that
are looking at investing and creating jobs in Pennsylvania."
Corbett's announcement continued the Governor's Jobs 1st Mission to Brazil and
Chile. The mission is focused on growing the Pennsylvania economy and creating
jobs through export promotion, investment attraction, building relationships to
increase port traffic, international student recruitment and promoting Pennsylvania
as a world class destination for tourism.
The three-city, two-country mission, privately funded by Team Pennsylvania
Foundation, is scheduled for April 6-16 and will include stops in the Brazilian cities
of São Paolo and Rio de Janeiro, along with Santiago, Chile.
For more information on the Governor's 2013 Business Trade Mission to Brazil and
Chile, visit www.paglobal.org.