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Ohio Drives the Future of the Automotive Industry

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R&D, skilled talent, market access, and a comprehensive supply chain make Ohio a United States automotive leader.

In Ohio, automotive companies are pursuing improvements that make cars and components lighter, stronger, and better for the environment. Simultaneously, Ohio’s automotive industry is collaborating on ways to take smart mobility technology from ideation to deployment.

In Ohio, you can:

  • Access the full automotive supply chain with representation in all areas of development to design, create, and commercialize advancements.
  • Hire from a pool of experienced and well-trained workers, including automotive manufacturing talent skilled in producing a variety of vehicles and components.
  • Reach customers, suppliers, and research partners faster as Ohio is centrally located to more than 70% of current North American auto assembly plants, thereby reducing travel time and transportation costs.
  • Test and research at Ohio-based organizations including the Transportation Research Center (TRC), which is the largest independent automotive proving ground in North America. The TRC is also home to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Vehicle Research and Test Center, the only federal vehicle test laboratory in the nation.

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Jonathan Bridges
Jonathan Bridges
Managing Director
Automotive, Steel and White Goods

Lordstown Motors Corp. Receives Approval for Hub Motor and Battery Line

Approval from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority will help support production of the world’s first full-size, all-electric pickup truck
December 7, 2020

Lordstown Motors Corp., a leader in electric light-duty trucks focused on the commercial fleet market, moved another step forward in its plans to produce the Lordstown Endurance, the world’s first full-size, all-electric pickup truck. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved support for the project’s hub motor and battery line.

Alcorta Forging Group Plans to Establish its First U.S. Manufacturing Operation and Headquarters in Ohio

Ohio’s economic, industrial and community benefits will provide company with new capabilities
June 17, 2020

Alcorta Forging Group, a 100-year-old Spanish automotive supplier, plans to establish its first U.S. manufacturing operation and regional headquarters in Marysville, Ohio, investing $15 million and creating 50 new jobs with a potential expansion to double in 5 years, pending state and local approvals.

Bulten North America Invests $4.3 Million to Grow in Ohio

Company invests in second northeast Ohio facility to significantly expand its U.S. manufacturing footprint
June 8, 2020

Bulten North America LLC, a leading manufacturer of fasteners for the automotive industry, will expand its operations in northeast Ohio, adding 35 new jobs and retaining 21 positions.

Automotive Supplier Adler Pelzer Group Invests in Ohio to Be Close to Customers

The Germany-based worldwide leader will open a new manufacturing facility in Ohio
June 8, 2020

Adler Pelzer Group, a world leader in the design, engineering and manufacturing of acoustic and thermal components and systems for the automotive sector, has announced plans to open a new facility in northwest Ohio. Ohio offers the company automotive leadership, one of the best logistics networks in the U.S. and proximity to OEMs.

Riffle Machine Works’ Multiphase Expansion is Finally Complete

A larger facility with increased road capacity will help the company meet customer demands in a highly competitive market
March 25, 2020

Riffle Machine Works — a provider of machine, fabrication, warehousing and assembly of truck parts for the automotive industry — added 47,000 square feet to its existing facility in southeast Ohio. Now, with improvements in roadway capacity near the entrance, Riffle Machine Works can better support high demands from its customers.

PowerBuilt Material Handling Solutions Expands Headquarters in Ohio

The fast-growing automotive manufacturer is investing $2 million to stay competitive
June 6, 2019

Driven by competition and major growth projections, PowerBuilt Material Handling Solutions LLC, an automotive components and materials manufacturer, will invest $2 million to expand its facility in Bellefontaine, Ohio, creating 43 new jobs.

Automotive Supplier Topre Goes Big on Second Expansion

Automotive Supplier Topre Goes Big on Second Expansion

Fast-growing automotive steel supplier will occupy full site
April 18, 2018

Topre America, a U.S. branch of the Japan-based automotive steel supplier Topre, has expanded its plans for investment in a revitalized manufacturing site in Springfield, Ohio. The company’s vice president says the site’s automotive manufacturing history makes it the ideal spot for the investment.

Think Automotive, Think Ohio

In Ohio, the only thing more prominent than our history in automotive is the dedication we have to drive the industry forward with products that are faster, tougher, safer and more stylish. When you think automotive innovation, think Ohio.