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Marelli Will Open a New Manufacturing Plant in Ohio

Ohio’s affordability, proximity to automotive OEMs among key reasons for the leading global tier-one automotive supplier’s investment

Thu May 21 2020

Company Name: Marelli
Location: Bowling Green
Industry Sector: Automotive
Company Profile: Marelli is one of the world’s leading global independent suppliers to the automotive sector. With a strong and established track record in innovation and manufacturing excellence, the company’s mission is to transform the future of mobility by working with customers and partners to create a safer, greener and better-connected world.
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Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: New location
  • Jobs committed: 75
  • Capital Investment: $10,900,000
  • Timetable: Construction is expected to be complete in early 2021

Company Need:

Marelli sought to support new business for the company’s Interiors Unit and improve its manufacturing footprint in the U.S. for future business growth. This will be the company’s first expansion in North America since the merger of Magneti Marelli and Calsonic Kansei in May 2019.


“There are many factors that go into building a business case for a new site. Our key considerations were affordability, proximity to customers, quality of the local workforce and the opportunity to expand. The state of Ohio, Wood County and ultimately the city of Bowling Green checked all the boxes for us. The location strengthens our delivery position with automotive OEMs in Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ontario, Canada.”

- Chris Bradford, regional head of interiors, Marelli

Why Ohio?

Marelli is investing in Bowling Green, Ohio, located in the state’s northwest region. During location comparisons, the company found that Ohio checked off all of its boxes — from affordability and workforce quality, to expansion capabilities and proximity to OEMs.

Ohio has deep roots in the automotive industry and a proven reputation as an industry leader. With the full automotive supply chain in-state or nearby, Ohio’s close location to markets and affiliates reduces travel time and lowers transportation costs.

The Regional Growth Partnership and JobsOhio provided unmatched support throughout the company’s decision-making process.


The Regional Growth Partnership, JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency

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