Okay, so maybe Birmingham didn’t land the new Amazon facility. But the area did just land a new $46.3 million state-of-the-art automobile manufacturing facility. And that’s pretty cool.
A Shipment of New Opportunities
The facility is located in rural Bibb County, near the Woodstock community. The 150,000 sq ft facility is located inside the Scott G. Davis Industrial Park near Interstate 20/59.
“Bibb County is the perfect location for our new state-of-the-art facility.” – Steve Jordan, MöllerTech’s North American president and CEO
The facility will be the flagship manufacturing plant for the company and joins two other U.S. Mollertech facilities – one in Elberton, Georgia, and one in Shelby Township, Michigan. The plant will produce interior parts for the next generation of Mercedes-Bens SUV’s.
Mollertech expects to employ 222 in the plant and is currently hiring in Quality, Maintenance, Production Planning and Production Operatives.
Birmingham… German manufacturing destination?
Mollertech isn’t the only German company that will be using the Davis Industrial Park. Mercedes is currently in the process of building a $248.2 million Global Logistics Center and after-sales North American hub that will create jobs for nearly 700 people. This comes in addition to the Mercedes-Benz plant, just 11 miles away in Vance, Alabama. Once the new Mercedes facility opens in Bibb County, the Birmingham 7 county region will be home to 16 German based companies that employ almost 6,700 people.
“Jobs can transform communities and we’ve already begun to see that happen in Bibb County with the addition of MöllerTech, followed by Mercedes-Benz.” – Lee Smith, 2018 Chairman for the Birmingham Business Alliance and East Region Executive for BBVA Compass
Who is Mollertech?
The company is a branch of German-based MollerGroup, one of the oldest manufacturing companies in Germany. The family owned company employs over 1,800 people worldwide. They currently develop and produce interior parts for the automotive industry including Audi, BMW, Daimler, GM, Honda, Porsche, Rolls-Royce and Toyota.
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