Teijin Automotive Technologies Celebrates Opening of Huntington, Indiana, Facility Expansion

6 May 2024

eijin Automotive Technologies held a ribbon cutting today to celebrate the opening of its new topcoat and assembly facility in Huntington, Indiana. This new facility enhances the capabilities of the company’s existing Huntington facility, which include compression molding, bonding, water jetting, sanding and priming.

The new 164,000 square-foot facility houses topcoat and assembly process to support the manufacturing of the Ford Bronco 4-Door modular painted roof program. The roofs themselves will be molded in advanced composites at Teijin Automotive’s 350,000 square-foot manufacturing facility located across Highway 9 in Huntington.

Additional details:

Topcoat facility sitting on 30 acres in the new Riverfork West Industrial Center.
Total investment of more than $100 million including land, building and equipment.
Will employ approximately 110 people when operations begin in June 2024.
Will eventually employ approximately 200.
“This new facility enables us to support exciting programs like the Ford Bronco and gives us the capacity to meet future customer needs as the demand for our innovative, sustainable, lightweight components continues to grow,” said Teijin Automotive CEO Chris Twining. “Huntington is an ideal location for us because of the availability of skilled, dedicated workers, and the continued support and collaboration from the economic development teams from the State of Indiana, Huntington County, and the Huntington community.”

About Teijin Automotive Technologies

Teijin Automotive Technologies is a worldwide leader in the compounding and molding of composite components with a focus on providing automakers with lightweight, durable products that enable design and packaging flexibility. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Mich., USA, Teijin Automotive Technologies has 26 operations in 7 countries and employs more than 5,000 people. For more information visit Teijinautomotive.com.

About the Teijin Group

Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group with two core businesses: high-performance materials and healthcare solutions. Established in 1918 as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer, Teijin today comprises some 170 companies employing 20,000 people in 20 countries. Through “Human Chemistry, Human Solutions,” Teijin relentlessly strives to be a company that supports the society of the future by protecting the global environment and addressing the needs of people and communities. Teijin posted consolidated sales of JPY 1,018.8 billion (USD 7.6 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,242.4 billion (USD 9.2 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023.

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Source:businesswire.com