Marelli, a leading global tier-one automotive supplier, announced plans in the second quarter to open a greenfield manufacturing plant in Bowling Green, Ohio, to support new business for the company’s Interiors Unit. The facility will bring approximately 75 new jobs to the region, with construction expected to be complete in early 2021.
“There are many factors that go in to building a business case for a new site,” said Chris Bradford, regional head of interiors at Marelli. “Our key considerations were affordability, proximity to customers, quality of the local workforce, and the opportunity to expand. The state of Ohio, Wood County, and ultimately the city of Bowling Green checked all the boxes for us. The location strengthens our delivery position with automotive OEMs in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Ontario, Canada.”
JobsOhio, the Regional Growth Partnership and Bowling Green Economic Development worked closely in the site search process as well as putting together competitive incentive packages. According to Marelli, these organizations provided unmatched support through the decision-making process.