BLUE SPRINGS, Mo., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Faurecia, a leading Automotive technology company developing solutions for sustainable mobility and smart life on board, announced plans today to open a new Interiors production facility in Blue Springs, Missouri.
The new facility will create more than 300 new jobs and officially begin production activity later this year, ramping up to full production by the end of 2020. Upon completion, total investment is expected to be in excess of $60 million for the approximately 250,000 square foot plant.
“Faurecia is proud to open this new site and to provide new opportunities for local jobseekers,” said Donald Hampton, Jr., president of Faurecia Interiors in North America. “Kansas City Metro and the Blue Springs area are known for being a source of excellence in American manufacturing and we’re looking forward to building on that expertise and skill set as we continue to provide the very best to our customers.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome Faurecia to the Blue Springs community,” said Mayor Carson Ross. “This new facility represents a major investment in Blue Springs and creates significant new job opportunities. This new development complements our recent strategic infrastructure investments and will make a great addition to our business community. The City Council and I are looking forward to working with Faurecia and forming a long and successful partnership.”
“The KC region offers a strong competitive advantage to growing manufacturing operations, particularly in the automotive industry,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. “We are very proud to welcome Faurecia to our robust automotive cluster and look forward to the company’s success in our region.”
“We’re making Missouri a great state to do business, and it’s getting results,” said Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. “We’re grateful that Faurecia Interiors is creating more quality jobs in our state.”
Faurecia will manufacture and assemble door panels and instrument panels using the latest technologies. The company currently employs more than 600 people in Missouri at its Clean Mobility facility in Dexter, and Seating facility in Wentzville.
Founded in 1997, Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. With 330 sites including 30 R&D centers, 100 000 employees in 34 countries, Faurecia is now a global leader in its three areas of business: automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility. Faurecia has focused its technology strategy on providing solutions for smart life on board and sustainable mobility. In 2016, the Group posted total sales of €18.7 billion. Faurecia is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris stock exchange. For more information, visit www.faurecia.com
With North American headquarters based in Auburn Hills, Michigan, 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.