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Apr 13, 2017

BeijingWest Industries

GREENFIELD - BeijingWest Industries, Co. Ltd. (BWI), a premier chassis supplier that designs and manufactures brake and suspension systems for the global automotive market, will locate its first U.S. production facility in Indiana, creating up to 441 new, high-wage jobs by 2021.


 

“BWI had options when deciding where to locate its first U.S. facility, and I'm thrilled that they chose the Hoosier state," Governor Eric J. Holcomb said. "Indiana is home to the second largest automotive industry in the nation, and we offer companies like BWI close proximity to their customers. As a state, we must continue to provide the skilled workforce, world-class infrastructure and pro-growth tax climate that attracts and supports business and residents."

 



The Beijing-headquartered company, which serves more than 31 customers around the world and provides the highly-acclaimed MagneRide® suspension system, will invest more than $80 million to build and equip a new 276,514-square-foot manufacturing facility in Greenfield's Progress Park. The global company, which generated $2 billion of new business in 2016, plans to break ground on the new facility this summer and launch production in August 2019. With its growth, BWI expects to increase its production by 4 million parts per year to meet the continued demand from its customers, which include Audi, BMW, Ferrari, Ford, General Motors, Honda and Porsche.

“BWI is excited to be working with the state of Indiana and Hancock County on this extremely important project," said John Beres III, assistant president and global director of BWI. "We are appreciative of the support given to us at the state and local level. This plant will expand our North American footprint to support our U.S. customer base.”

BWI employs nearly 5,000 associates across more than 17 facilities around the world, which includes operations in China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Poland, United Kingdom and the U.S. The company operates seven manufacturing operations and seven technical centers, including one in Dayton, Ohio. The Indiana-based facility will be the company's first manufacturing site in the U.S. 

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