Faurecia Interiors, which has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Thursday announced plans to open a new production facility in Toledo. The facility is expected create more than 100 new jobs and officially begin production activity in April 2019.
“Faurecia is proud to open this new site and to provide new opportunities for local jobseekers,” says Donald Hampton Jr., president of Faurecia Interiors in North America. “We look forward to building on Toledo’s reputation for automotive expertise and excellence as we provide our customers with high-quality products.”
Faurecia estimates it will make an investment of $11 million to begin operations in the 73,000-square-foot plant.
“The positive momentum our city has right now is unmistakable, and big employers like Faurecia are taking notice,” says Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. “Toledo is gaining a national reputation as a city that is on the rise.”
The project is still waiting on final approvals at the state and local levels. The company plans to manufacture and assemble full instrument panels using the latest technologies.
Faurecia employs more than 750 people in Ohio at its Clean Mobility facilitates in Franklin, Toledo, and Troy.
“Faurecia is a leading global supplier, and we welcome this new facility and the 100 jobs it will bring to Toledo,” says Kristi Tanner, JobsOhio senior managing director for automotive. “This investment demonstrates the confidence Faurecia has in northwest Ohio’s automotive manufacturing talent, and we look forward to seeing Faurecia’s continued success in the state.”
Faurecia was founded in 1997 and has global headquarters in France. It has 290 sites and 109,000 employees in 35 counties and specializes in automotive seating, interior systems, and clean mobility.