COLUMBUS, Ind., March 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Faurecia Clean Mobility (FCM), a global manufacturer of automotive emissions control systems with North American headquarters based in Columbus, Indiana, announced plans today to open a new production facility in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
"Faurecia is proud to open this new facility and to provide new opportunities for local jobseekers," said Dave DeGraaf, president of FCM in North America. "We've had great success growing our business in Indiana due in large part to our ability to attract a highly motivated and skilled workforce and we are looking forward to continuing that progress with this new site."
Faurecia is making an initial investment of $4 million to begin operations in the 137,500 square foot facility. The site will create more than 100 new jobs in the Fort Wayne area. The company, which currently employs approximately 1,800 Hoosiers at three locations in Columbus, plans to begin hiring for a variety of engineering and production positions in Fall.
Fort Wayne's Mayor, Tom Henry, said Faurecia's investment is a result of the city's strategy to retain and attract quality employees in Northeast Indiana.
"The City of Fort Wayne continues to be a leader in attracting private business investments and jobs to our community," said Mayor Tom Henry. "I'm encouraged that the Fort Wayne Redevelopment Commission was able to partner with HBC Realty Corp. and The Hagerman Group to help facilitate Faurecia's new jobs and investment in Fort Wayne."
"Just like Faurecia, Indiana is a global leader in automotive manufacturing," said Jim Schellinger, Indiana Secretary of Commerce. "As Faurecia expands here in Indiana, they're leveraging the competitive advantage gained when a business operates in the state with the nation's highest concentration of manufacturing jobs. Hoosiers have a long legacy in all stages of the automotive industry, and as Indiana continues to advance innovation in manufacturing and build one of the Nation's top environments for doing business, that legacy will grow and create more quality jobs for Hoosiers across our state."
FCM is the global market leader for light and commercial vehicles, offering advanced solutions for emissions control as well as acoustic treatment, weight reduction and exhaust heat recovery. FCM recognizes the importance of meeting environmental standards and has responded to the public's growing concerns with a comprehensive product portfolio, including Catalytic converters, emissions control systems, mufflers, manifolds and complete exhaust systems.
Faurecia is one of the world's largest automotive equipment suppliers, with three key Business Groups: Seating, Interiors and Clean Mobility. In 2016, the Group posted total sales of $20.7 billion. On December 31, 2016, Faurecia employed 100,000 people in 34 countries at 330 sites and 30 R&D centers. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange and trades in the U.S. over-the-counter (OTC) market. For more information, visit www.faurecia.com
In North America, Faurecia had sales of $5.78 billion in 2016 and employed approximately 20,000 people at 47 locations in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
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SOURCE Faurecia Clean Mobility