Categories: Automotive

TRC’s New Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center is Ready for Action in Ohio

The state-of-the-art testing facility specifically for automated and connected vehicles opens its doors
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The Transportation Research Center, North America’s largest automotive proving ground, cut the ribbon on its Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center. The SMARTCenter is designed to test advanced automotive and mobility technologies in a safe, secure and replicable real-world environment before the vehicles are deployed on public roads and highways.

Toyoda Gosei Establishes Technical Center in Central Ohio

Changes in automotive industry open doors for U.S. investment
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Toyoda Gosei, a leading global manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts, will open a new technical center in Dublin, Ohio, creating 14 jobs. Hiring for engineering, technical, sales and administrative positions will begin immediately.

Carvana Invests More Than $23 Million to Grow in Ohio and Create 400 Jobs

E-commerce platform for buying and selling cars comes to Heath
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Carvana is a leading e-commerce platform for buying and selling used vehicles. In as little as 10 minutes, consumers can shop more than 15,000 vehicles, finance, purchase, trade in or sell their current vehicle and schedule as-soon-as-next-day delivery or Car Vending Machine pickup. One of the company’s differentiating features is their customer pick up option: a fully automated, coin-operated Car Vending Machines. To add capacity, the company sought a prime Midwest location for a large, centrally located distribution and services center to support its fast-growing online business.

PowerBuilt Material Handling Solutions Expands Headquarters in Ohio

The fast-growing automotive manufacturer is investing $2 million to stay competitive
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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.

Weastec, Inc. Invests $3 Million for New Research, Development and Testing in Ohio

Weastec, Inc. Invests $3 Million for New Research, Development and Testing in Ohio

JobsOhio provides an R&D Center Grant to support Ohio expansion
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A Japanese auto parts company plans to take its company to the next level by making automotive technological advances right here in Ohio. Weastec, Inc. announced plans to invest more than $3 million to expand in central Ohio with its first-ever R&D center in the United States.

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
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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.

International Joint Venture Launches Construction of its First North American Facility for Light and Autonomous Vehicle Braking Systems

International Joint Venture Launches Construction of its First North American Facility for Light and Autonomous Vehicle Braking Systems

Breaking ground in Findlay in more ways than one
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Autoliv-Nissin Brake Systems (ANBS), a joint venture between Autoliv and Nissin Kogyo, will establish a manufacturing facility in Findlay, its first in the United States. The company produces electronic brake systems and technology for autonomous and light vehicles. As mobility gets smarter, stronger, lighter and more eco-friendly, ANBS is also making it safer – from Ohio!

Topre America Opens 174,000 Square-Foot Facility on Historic Site

Topre America Opens 174,000 Square-Foot Facility on Historic Site

174,000 Square-Foot facility will accommodate rise in automotive demand
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Topre America, a tier one supplier to major automotive companies, opened the doors to its new stamping and high-strength steel production facility. The location is a revitalized, historic site in Springfield, Ohio that has been expanded to accommodate the rise in orders to meet the demand for lightweight vehicles.

German automotive supplier establishes Wooster plant as its U.S. center for advanced e-mobility development

German automotive supplier establishes Wooster plant as its U.S. center for advanced e-mobility development

Schaeffler Group Celebrates 40 Years in Wooster with Plant Expansion
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40 years after establishing its roots in the United States, Germany-based Schaeffler unveils its new, expanded facility. The high-tech facility will serve as the global center of competency for Schaeffler production.

Dana Opens New High-Tech Light Axle Manufacturing Facility

Dana Opens New High-Tech Light Axle Manufacturing Facility

Production begins anew at historic automotive site
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Dana celebrates the grand opening of its new light axle manufacturing facility in Toledo. The 300,000-square-foot, high-tech facility initially will produce axles only for the Jeep Wrangler and eventually for other automotive customers.