Hanon Systems, a leading global provider of automotive thermal solutions, plans to launch a new U.S. manufacturing facility in Carey, Wyandot County, Ohio. Located in Northwest Ohio, the newly-leased facility will support the company's growing business with global vehicle manufacturers.
The facility, which is expected to begin production in mid-2017, includes approximately 95,000 square feet of manufacturing space, with room for expansion based on business needs. Initially, the facility will injection mold and assemble innovative and eco-friendly HVAC modules on a range of future model year vehicles for various global automakers. At full production, the company expects to employ nearly 140 hourly and salaried employees.
"We are pleased to expand our presence in the U.S. to capitalize on business growth in this region and we look forward to contributing to the local economy in Carey," said In-Young Lee, President/CEO of Hanon Systems. "As a true global supplier, Hanon Systems is well-positioned to support global vehicle platforms from virtually anywhere in the world and this new facility will help deliver value-added capability at a strategic location that is close to our customers."
The new Ohio facility will be the first plant to launch under the Hanon Systems name, which changed from Halla Visteon Climate Control in July 2015. It also becomes the company's 40th global manufacturing site, and is the first U.S. plant to open since 2003, when the company established an operation in Shorter, Alabama. Production at the Ohio facility is expected to begin in mid-2017.