Case Studies

Beckhoff

Headquartered in Verl, Germany, Beckhoff Automation specializes in industrial automation implementation, and generated global sales of 903 million euros in 2019. According to the company’s website, its “New Automation Technology” philosophy represents universal and open control and automation solutions that are used worldwide in a wide variety of different applications, ranging from CNC-controlled machine tools to intelligent building automation. With PC-based control technology, Beckhoff Automation offers an open and universal automation solution for almost all industries. The company has 4,350 employees worldwide. It has subsidiaries and representative offices in 39 countries, and counting sales companies and distributors, is represented in 75 countries around the globe.

 

gestampSpanish Automotive Stamping Company, Gestamp, Ramps up operations at South Charleston Facility, South Charleston, West Virginia

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin joined company executives and other dignitaries in a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the newest milestone for Gestamp West Virginia. The automotive stamping plant in South Charleston is now officially in operation. Gestamp announced its intention to move into the formerly-shuttered plant in April 2012 and started small scale cold line product production by September.

grupolosanGrupo Losan was looking for a facility in East Coast. They had a business opportunity with a firm located in Lehigh Valley, Allegheny. Finally, they got an agreement with OAK HILL to subscribe a capital increase in the company to become owners of 2/3 of the shares through a subsidiary.

Since then, OAK HILL has been growing significantly in USA, in revenues, profits and number of employee.

Company is facing an expansion in the plant with new machinery to cover an additional part of the business.

GonvarriSteelGonvarri Steel Services locating new facility in Union County

$35 million initial investment and 40 jobs; additional $15 million investment and 25 jobs over 10 years

July 25, 2012 – Gonvarri Steel Services, a provider of steel processing to manufacturers, today announced plans to locate its new production plant in Union County. The initial $35 million investment is expected to generate 40 new jobs, with an additional $15 million investment and 25 jobs created over the next 10 years.

webastoOn November 14th 2012 Governor Steve Beshear announced that Webasto Sunroof Systems Inc. plans to expand manufacturing operations in Lexington, creating 65 new, full-time jobs and investing $10 million in the Commonwealth. Gov. Beshear met to discuss the potential project with Webasto officials this summer during an economic development trip to Germany.

"It's outstanding to see Webasto bring 65 new jobs and a $10 million investment to Lexington," said Gov. Beshear. "Through its rich history, Webasto has faced adversity, persevered through difficult economic times and emerged successful and stronger. This is an exciting time for the company, and a period when Kentucky's automotive industry is moving forward and helping drive the economy in the right direction."

ZFOn July 12th 2012 Governor Steve Beshear announced that ZF Rubber & Plastics Hebron LLC will expand its Northern Kentucky manufacturing operation, adding more than 60 new jobs to its current full-time workforce of 206.

The company's $17.9 million investment will increase the existing Hebron facility by 52,000 square feet and allow for the purchase of new equipment to manufacture bushings, engine mounts, anti-vibration products and plastics components for the automotive industry.

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