Siemens Energy & Automation Inc., Alpharetta, Ga., will invest an estimated $30 million in revitalizing its Norwood, Ohio, manufacturing facility, the manufacturer announced at a groundbreaking ceremony Dec. 6. The Norwood facility is dedicated to developing, assembling, and testing large electric motors used in industrial and factory automation.

By expanding and redesigning the facility, Siemens will develop a more efficient and productive manufacturing plant. Construction is expected to begin in January and be completed within three years.

The revitalization is expected to include a nearly $7 million expansion and renovation of the current Norwood buildings and the purchase of $22 million in new machinery, equipment, and technology, including $8.5 million worth of machinery and equipment to be used for research and development. Additionally, the investment will create a “Global Motor” research and technology development center in Norwood that will contribute to enhancements in Siemens motors sold throughout the world.