Webasto Roof Systems Inc. marked its 20-year anniversary in Lexington, Kentucky announcing that it will add a new production line with a $15.2 million investment, creating 183 jobs in this area. The line will manufacture high-tech, electronically tintable all-glass panorama roof systems for luxury vehicle marques. The 572-employee Kentucky campus, which includes dedicated space for an employee training “dojo,” is a subsidiary of the German Webasto Group a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers and among the industry’s top 100 suppliers as ranked by Automotive News.

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Fifth operations center in the USA
New ElringKlinger plant to open in Fort Wayne

Dettingen-based automotive supplier ElringKlinger is expanding its production capacities for thermal and acoustic shielding systems in the United States. It is planning to open a new facility in Fort Wayne, as part of which up to 150 new jobs will be created by 2022.

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Hexa Ingenieros, a Spanish engineering services company focused on designing and implementing automation process control and industrial computing services, is entering the U.S. marketplace and establishing its U.S. headquarters in Missouri. The company will operate as Hexa Engineers in the U.S.

Hexa Engineers’ U.S. HQ will be located in the Cambridge Innovation Center (CIC) in St. Louis, Missouri, and they will create 20 new programming and engineering jobs, with hiring beginning in Summer 2018.

Source: http://www.missouripartnership.com/spanish-engineering-firm-chooses-missouri-us-hq-creates-20-new-jobs/ May 2018

Faurecia, a leading automotive technology company developing solutions for sustainable mobility and smart life on board, began construction on its new $60 million production facility in Blue Springs, Missouri. The new 250,000 sq. ft. facility is Faurecia’s third facility in Missouri and will manufacture and assemble door panels and instrument panels using the latest technologies.

“Blue Springs has the right people with the right expertise, which enables Faurecia to continue our strong growth in North America,” Faurecia Interiors in North America. “This opportunity is greatly attributed to the exceptional partnerships we enjoy with community leadership, and the highly motivated and skilled workforce in this state.”

Source: http://www.missouripartnership.com/french-automotive-manufacturer-breaks-ground-60-million-missouri-plant/ June 2018

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