CIMC Intermodal Equipment Celebrates Facility Expansion with Ribbon Cutting and Open House

CIMC Intermodal Equipment hosted a ribbon cutting and open house celebrating the opening of a new facility significantly expanding the company’s headquarters in South Gate, CA.  The event was attended by more than fifty key customers, suppliers and board of director members.
The just completed expansion adds over fifty thousand square feet under roof and another fifty thousand plus square feet of additional parking space to accommodate CIMC’s growing North American intermodal business.  The new building houses offices for purchasing, human relations, finance and accounting, logistics, sales support, and key executives. 
Additionally, CIMC IE has added, with this expansion, a new educational training center, parts PDC, and chassis showroom with a central product gallery.  Frank Sonzala, CEO, noted that “CIMC is unique in having an indoor showroom that offers visitors a clean and uncluttered area in which to view new container chassis.”
The additional space has allowed CIMC IE to improve and re-organize the legacy facility in South Gate to update and enlarge all offices, employee facilities and operations.  A modern, fully-outfitted IT department was added along with a technical center training room and new production support offices.  The CIMC IE parts department doubled in size and re-designed production lines can now produce a hundred 53’ chassis and a hundred marine and various other stock chassis per shift.
“What you saw and experienced today is the reinvention of CIMC Intermodal Equipment, we will place ourselves above all other chassis manufacturers in the USA” remarked Sonzala during the ribbon cutting. “We are all extremely proud of what we have accomplished and certainly appreciate that many of our most important customers and partners were able to attend our open house.  It’s great to show off our new expanded home.”  Sonzala further explained “The expansion was necessary as our customer base and product demand continues to grow in North America. We have made this a world-class facility to meet the needs of our customers as well as our employees.” 
About CIMC

As the world’s largest manufacturer of intermodal chassis trailers, CIMC Intermodal Equipment has revolutionized the chassis industry through laser metal cutting, robotic precision welds and a KTL powder-coat paint system to prevent rust and corrosion.  CIMC-IE meets the needs of those customers who demand innovative designs with tough, long-lasting durability.  Whether at our headquarters on the West Coast in South Gate, CA, in our newly renovated facility on the East Coast in Emporia, VA or through our vast nationwide dealer network, we welcome an opportunity to provide information regarding our products, large in-stock inventory, and discuss the needs of your company.  Visit for more information.