thyssenKrupp BILSTEIN of America Announces Expansion in Hamilton

Tier One Automotive Supplier Will Create 75 New Jobs
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Company Name: thyssenKrupp BILSTEIN of America, Inc.
Location: Hamilton
Country of Origin:

  • Country: Germany
  • Region: Europe

Industry Sector: Automotive
Company Profile: thyssenKrupp BILSTEIN is a producer of automobile shock absorbers, & the Hamilton, OH headquarter facility uses new technology to assemble the majority of its shock-absorber production for Original Equipment, After Market, and Special Purpose Vehicles.
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Project Summary:

  • Type of Project: Expansion
  • Jobs:
    • Jobs committed: 75
    • Jobs retained: 586
    • Types of jobs: Advanced Manufacturing
  • Capital Investment: $20,000,000
  • Timetable: The company is currently hiring for existing and future employment at the facility.

Company Need:

These investments in manufacturing capacity and new production technologies will ensure the company’s growth path in Ohio is able to be realized.


“We are beyond excited to continue to invest in our Hamilton, Ohio-based operations. Our history shows that with each investment, BILSTEIN has been able to meet the growing requirements of our customers while adopting new technologies, including automated technologies that keep our employees safe while allowing us to push the boundaries of damper technology while providing high-quality, well-paying jobs.”

–  Fabian Schmahl, BILSTEIN of America President and CEO

Why Ohio?

This expansion supports the thyssenKrupp BILSTEIN’s vision to enhance its manufacturing capabilities and play a significant role in the company’s local and global growth. BILSTEIN continues to hire to fill a variety of new positions to support its growth, with positions available on the assembly, material handling, welding, maintenance teams, and more. The investment will be used to improve facilities, manufacturing capacity, distribution, training, and product research and development.


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