Chiyoda Integre Chooses Ohio for its First U.S. Manufacturing Facility

The Tokyo-based global parts supplier will gain greater proximity to its North American customer base
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Company Name: Chiyoda Integre of America, Inc
Location: Lancaster
Country of Origin:

  • Country: Japan
  • Region: Asia

Industry Sector: Automotive
Company Profile: Founded in 1955 as a felt cloth processing manufacturer, Chiyoda Integre is a global supplier of structural and functional parts for products in industries including office and factory automation, audio and visual, telecommunications and information, as well as automobile equipment. In addition to its 11 locations in Japan, the company operates 30 locations overseas.
Company Website: www.chiyoda-i.co.jp

Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: New Location
  • Jobs committed: 15
  • Capital Investment: $1,000,000
  • Timing: Hiring for production associates will begin in July 2021.

 

Company Need:

Chiyoda Integre sought to establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility to better service its existing and future clients in North America.

Testimonial:

“We chose the Columbus Region for our first U.S. manufacturing facility to more efficiently and effectively serve our growing American customer base. With the Region’s strategic location in the population center of the country and a strong workforce at the ready, we are well-positioned to achieve our company goals.”
– Yasuhiro Fujishiro, president, Chiyoda Integre of America

 
Why Ohio?

Chiyoda Integre selected to invest in Ohio, which offers a geographic location close to major automotive companies. Moreover, Ohio has the third largest manufacturing workforce in the U.S., offering enough talent for the company’s current and future needs.

From Ohio, companies can reach customers, suppliers, and research partners faster as Ohio is centrally located to more than 70% of current North American automotive assembly plants, thereby reducing travel time and transportation costs.

“Ohio’s position in the heart of the automotive industry and our top tier workforce continues to strengthen with investments from major global players like Chiyoda Integre,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “We and our partners welcome Chiyoda Integre’s decision to choose Ohio for its first U.S. manufacturing facility, which will lay the groundwork for the company’s future growth in the North American market.”

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Collaborators:

JobsOhio, One Columbus, and the city of Lancaster