One of North America’s Top Automotive Assembly Suppliers Will Expand in NW Ohio with 150 New Jobs
Autokiniton’s $15 million investment will include a new assembly line to build frames for the Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Truck.
Company Name: Autokiniton
Industry Sector: Automotive
Company Profile: The company is a manufacturer of automotive structural metal components and assemblies primarily serving original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”). It supplies body-structure stampings, frame and other chassis structures, and complex welded assemblies for small and large cars, crossovers, pickups, and sport utility vehicles.
Type of Project: Expansion
- Jobs committed: 150
- Jobs retained: 290
- Types of jobs: Manufacturing
Capital Investment: $15,000,000
Timetable: Upgrades will begin in January, with production expected to launch in October 2023.
The primary driver of increased production capacity needs is coming from the company’s Tier 1 automotive customer contracts, specifically for transitioning from Internal Combustion Engine (“ICE”) demands to Electronic Vehicle (“EV”) production.
We have a highly skilled and trained workforce which is critical when launching a new vehicle in the EV market.
President / Autokiniton
With such a competitive labor market, the collaboration of the local, regional and statewide economic development groups, including Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation, the Regional Growth Partnership, and JobsOhio, provided Talent Acquisition Services toward workforce attraction. The groups helped the company validate its decision to expand in Northwest Ohio.
JobsOhio, Regional Growth Partnership, Toledo Lucas County Port Authority, City of Bellevue, Sandusky Economic Development Corporation