Marelli is building a new manufacturing plant in Northern Ohio to support new business demand.
Construction on global automotive supplier’s plant is expected to finish early next year and create 75 new jobs. The Midwest location was chosen because of the company’s history with local organizations, future expansion prospects, and proximity to customers, including automotive original equipment manufacturers within the state. It’s also within vicinity of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and Canada for faster deliveries.
The Bowling Green site was also chosen because of a partnership with a few companies, including Ohio Logistics, a large, privately held logistics firm with over 5mn square feet of warehouse space. The firm also has strong business relationships with local design and construction companies, which presents potential growth opportunities.
Marelli anticipated it would only need 50,000 square feet, however, Ohio Logistics has elected to build a 100,000 square foot facility instead, half of which will be used as additional warehouse space.
The new plant will include systems for manufacturing, assembly and warehousing for two bulkhead programs.
Marelli has 170 facilities and R&D centers that employ about 62,000 people across 24 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa, and the Americas. The automotive supplier generated €14.6bn ($15.95bn) in revenue in 2018.
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