San Antonio, Texas — Japanese machinery maker Nissei Plastic Industrial Co. Ltd. will invest $13 million to set up a U.S. injection molding press manufacturing operation in San Antonio, according to a Texas state agency and published reports.
Nagano-based Nissei officials could not be immediately reached for comment — including officials of Nissei America Inc. in Anaheim, Calif.
But the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation gives some details about the project, which the agency said has an estimated start date of Jan. 1, and an estimated completion date of Nov. 1, 2017. The cost is $13 million, the agency said.
The San Antonio Express-News said the Nissei manufacturing center will be in Brooks City-Base, a mixed-use community created in 2001 by to redevelop the former Brooks Air Force Base, south of downtown San Antonio.
According to the filing with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation, Nissei will build a 115,000-square-foot manufacturing plant to build injection molding machines. That will include 47,000 square feet of warehouse space and 13,700 square feet of office space.
The owner is listed as Nissei Plastic Manufacturing America Inc.
The newspaper reported details about the $13 million investment Dec. 2. In September, the paper reported that Nissei bought 9 acres in Brooks City-Base from the Brooks Development Authority, in an area earmarked for light industrial.