31 January 2013

Huf North America to invest $20 million and create 100 jobs in Tennessee

- Expand its facility in Greeneville to include plastic injection moulding
- Expansion to be complete in 2013, Customer deliveries beginning 2014
Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH headquartered in Velbert, Germany

Nashville – 31 January 2013 - Huf North America will expand its Greeneville, Tenn. facility. The expansion represents an investment of $20 million and the creation of 100 manufacturing jobs.

The company will add a 52,000 square foot addition to its current structure for a plastic injection molding and paint facility. The expansion is expected to be complete in 2013, with customer deliveries beginning in 2014. 

“Our Jobs4TN Plan made expanding existing businesses in Tennessee one of our priorities, and it identified the automotive industry as one of six key clusters in which Tennessee has a distinct competitive advantage we could leverage for job growth,” Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said. “Huf North America has been a part of Tennessee’s business community for nearly two decades, and I want to congratulate the company on its ongoing success.” 

“Tennessee is an attractive location for companies around the world with our business friendly environment, solid workforce and tradition of quality manufacturing,” Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty said. 

“Huf North America is excited to announce the business and process expansion at our Greeneville, Tenn. location to include plastic injection molding and paint, which will create 100 new jobs,” Michael Supe, president and CEO, Huf North America, said. “Our Tennessee location was established in 1995 and is considered a central logistic location for the Huf Group, supplying German and U.S. original equipment manufacturers. The expansion completion date is planned for the end of 2013, starting customer deliveries at the beginning of 2014. The annual planned volume is 2.5 million vehicles.” 

Huf North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG and headquartered in Velbert, Germany. The company is a world leader in the design, development and manufacture of mechanical and electronic key systems, lock sets, steering locks and remote control systems for the automotive industry. The Huf Group employs more than 4,800 individuals worldwide, with operations in 16 countries. 

The Huf North America Greeneville facility was established in 1995 and is a German and U.S. original equipment manufacturer for Volkswagen, BMW, Ford, Chrysler and GM. Along with the company’s Greeneville location, Huf North America has a sales office in Farmington Hills, Mich. and corporate headquarters in Milwaukee, Wis

The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development’s mission is to develop strategies which help make Tennessee the No. 1 location in the Southeast for high quality jobs. The department seeks to attract new corporate investment in Tennessee and works with Tennessee companies to facilitate expansion and economic growth. 

Source: Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development