A worldwide leader in the design, engineering, manufacturing of acoustic and thermal components and systems for the automotive sector has announced plans to open a new facility in Northwest Ohio.
Adler Pelzer Group (APG) will expand its operations into the market by taking over a 100,000 square-foot facility in Oregon. With headquarters in Germany, the automotive supplier will invest $10 million into its operations and create approximately 80 new jobs, with the future possibility of further expansion and job creation.
“We selected this location because this region offered a site that was ready for our company to start-up immediately and we definitely saw a favorable business environment,” said Alberto Buniato, president of the NAFTA business unit for Adler Pelzer Group.
With key value-added activities in-house, APG delivers components optimizing acoustic performance and increasing thermal efficiency of vehicles. The company has built a network of manufacturing plants, research and design facilities close to the main automotive hubs in the major geographic regions, in more than 70 locations with over 12,000 employees worldwide.
“In our business, geographical proximity to OEMs is significantly important because we produce large components, meaning the cost of logistics is critical,” Buniato added. “We see this location as ideal between our customers to the north and south.”
The Regional Growth Partnership worked closely with JobsOhio in bringing this project together, along with local partners in the city of Oregon and Lucas County. JobsOhio provided a grant for new machinery and equipment, and the Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved a Job Creation Tax Credit.
“We and our local partners welcome Adler Pelzer to Ohio, where it will produce nearly 80 new jobs to manufacture automotive thermal components,” said J.P. Nauseef, JobsOhio president and CEO. “Adler Pelzer’s decision to choose Ohio for its new North American operations demonstrates the advantages of the resilient economy and skilled workforce in this state.”
Nauseef added that the investment by APG is another example Ohio’s economy will rebound thanks to the resilience of Ohio’s businesses and the skill of Ohio workers.
APG hopes to begin the formal recruiting process for new employees this fall, with plans to start up operations in early 2021.