AMSTERDAM, April 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Constellium N.V. (NYSE and NYSE Euronext: CSTM) today unveiled its newly expanded plant in Van Buren, Michigan. This state-of-the-art facility produces customized automotive structures and features advanced prototyping and development capabilities. The 210,000 square foot expansion project has doubled plant manufacturing capacity for a total $40 million investment.
"Constellium is making extensive investments across the United States both in automotive structural parts and Body-in-White," said Pierre Vareille, Chief Executive Officer of Constellium. "Through the newly expanded Van Buren plant we are now well-positioned to take full advantage of the growing automotive demand for aluminium structures in North America."
"Van Buren is an ideal location," commented Paul Warton, President of Constellium's Automotive Structures and Industry business unit. "Its proximity to the automotive industry in Detroit enables us to work closely with our OEM customers and suppliers to ensure our products meet customized, precise specifications and performance expectations." Constellium's expansion in Van Buren has created over 200 new jobs, enabling the industrial facility to reach a total of 370 full-time employees.
Constellium is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value added aluminium products for a broad scope of markets and applications, including aerospace, automotive and packaging. Constellium generated €3.7 billion of revenue in 2014.
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