HIROTEC AMERICA, a member of the HIROTEC Group, a global tier one automotive supplier specializing in the production of body-in-white closures, exhaust systems and closure manufacturing equipment announced they have acquired a new facility in Flint, Michigan.
In response to the growing demand for high-quality stamping, assembly and hemming systems, as well as other flexible automation solutions, HIROTEC has secured additional manufacturing floorspace that will be utilized for tooling integration.
In addition, HIROTEC is expected to create approximately 70 new jobs over the next few years.
“HIROTEC AMERICA has experienced tremendous growth over the past few years and our increased manufacturing footprint will allow us to continue to provide innovative solutions to our customers,” said Katsu Uno, Chairman & CEO of HIROTEC AMERICA.
“I would also like to thank the City of Flint and the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance for their assistance in acquiring HIROTEC’s new facility,” Uno added. “We are proud to be creating new jobs in Flint and investing in Michigan’s local economy.”
HIROTEC’s new facility, located on North Center Road in Flint, adds approximately 200,000 square feet of manufacturing space. With this addition, HIROTEC now has a total of 4 facilities in Michigan and over 670,000 square feet available for their local operations.
“We are pleased to welcome HIROTEC AMERICA to Flint and Genesee County, and are excited that the industrial site where the company has located continues to see new investment,” aid Tyler Rossmaessler, executive director of the Flint & Genesee Economic Alliance.
“The automotive Tier-1 supplier delivers highly flexible bodyshop tooling to auto manufacturers around the world,” Rossmaessler added. “HIROTEC is a great fit and a great addition to the roster of automotive suppliers in our community.”
To view HIROTEC’s current available positions, please visit: http://www.hirotecamerica.com/careers.html.
HIROTEC Group was established in 1932 to deliver body-in-white closures, exhaust systems and highly flexible closure manufacturing tooling to automotive customers around the world. With a worldwide headquarters in Hiroshima, Japan, HIROTEC operates 31 facilities in eight countries with a workforce totaling over 6,000 global employees. For more information, please visit www.hirotecamerica.com.