Bocar, a Tier 1 automotive supplier, will invest $115 million in a new plant in Huntsville, AL. The project will add more than 300 jobs to the state’s booming automotive manufacturing sector. Germany-based Bocar has locations in the United States, Germany, Mexico and Japan and produces high pressure aluminum die casting, plastics and machining.
“We are glad to invest in Huntsville, Alabama, where good infrastructure, talented people and a host of excellent universities will develop our business while contributing positively to the social and economic development of this community,” said Gerd Dressler, the chief financial officer of Bocar Group.
The plant will be built on a site strategically located adjacent to Interstate 65, in the Huntsville portion of Limestone County. This will allow the company quick access to ship parts to automotive companies in the region. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2018 and production should begin two years later.
“Alabama is a premier destination for the automotive and automotive supplier industries, and we are proud to welcome Bocar to our state,” said Governor Kay Ivey. “Bocar choosing Alabama is another sign our state is moving in the right direction and doing all we can to attract good-paying jobs for all Alabamians.”
“Bocar is one of the most highly regarded of the Tier 1 automotive suppliers to leading companies like Toyota, Ford, GM and many others,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “The company’s decision to locate this major facility in Huntsville is yet another building block in the foundation of our advanced manufacturing automotive sector.”
Bocar’s decision reflects the company’s confidences in the area’s workforce, according to Limestone County Commission Chairman Mark Yarbrough. “We know that they will be a successful part of our future moving forward,” he said.
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