SAF-Holland to build specialty fifth wheel manufacturing plant

SAF-Holland to build specialty fifth wheel manufacturing plant

After nearly 50 years and 3 million fifth wheels produced, SAF-HOLLAND will move production from Wylie, TX to the new facility, once complete.

SAF-Holland announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in Rowlett, Texas.

SAF-Holland says that the new facility will include specialty fifth wheel manufacturing, and will replace the company’s current Wylie, Texas operation, which will move to the new facility after construction.

Located eight miles from Wylie, SAF-Holland says the new facility will be staffed by its Wylie team in addition to regional offices for advanced manufacturing engineering, product line management, and continuous improvement groups.

Starting production Aug. 31, 2025, SAF-Holland tells us the new facility’s features include a full plant HVAC and general advancements in manufacturing optimization that will produce the FW70, specialty FW35 including no-tilt, Kompensator and ELI-te, and terminal tractor fifth wheels.

“We are excited about this important strategic step toward our future,” said Kent Jones, president—Americas for SAF-Holland. “Investing in new facilities like the Rowlett plant enables us to not only meet additional customer demand but provide state-of-the-art manufacturing facility designed with our employees in mind.”

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