ATS Ohio Invests $17 Million to Consolidate Two Facilities in Preparation for Major Growth
Two Central Ohio operations come together under one roof
Published: Mon Mar 25 2019
Company Name: ATS Ohio, Inc.
Location: Lewis Center, Ohio
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Company Profile: ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world's most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities to provide custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services, including pre-automation and after-sales services.
Type of Project: New location
- Types of jobs: Management, engineering, technical, production and administration
Capital Investment: $17 million
Timetable: Hiring to begin Q1 2020
ATS Ohio is growing, and a larger, more modern facility is a key element in the company’s plan for the next five years. The new facility will focus on the manufacturing of power storage systems for automotive and industrial uses. It will also enable production of different types and sizes of machinery that current facilities cannot accommodate, thereby curbing growth.
ATS will consolidate its two existing locations into a new 250,000-square-foot facility in Lewis Center. The company is retaining all 105 of its current positions and has committed to adding 40 more.
ATS decided to expand in Ohio because of the strong local talent pool and collaborative business environment that the state and region have to offer. The new facility will play a vital role in the company’s global success.
The facility will allow the company to expand its operations in the Columbus region and add capacity to produce machinery for automotive power storage systems. ATS’ investment will be used for the new facility’s construction, as well as IT and training costs.
Ohio has had a strong manufacturing industry for generations. Today, the state’s manufacturing sector is one of the largest is one of the largest in the U.S., generating output of $104.6 billion. Market access, numerous innovation partners and a well-trained workforce of nearly 700,000 are among the advantages that manufacturers have in Ohio.
“ATS is eager to take the next step in our long-term growth strategy by bringing our operations under one roof in Delaware County. By strategically consolidating our operations with a modernized manufacturing center in the Columbus region, we will continue to benefit from the rich local talent pool and collaborative business environment that has bolstered our success.”