Area Development
A leading automotive technology company, Faurecia will build a new $60 million, 250,000-square-foot interiors production facility, part of the Kansas City Metro area, in Blue Springs, Missouri.

The company, a global leader in developing automotive seating, interior systems and clean mobility, will create 300 new jobs. The company will build a new facility on a 25-acre parcel adjacent to NE 20th street on the north side of Interstate 70 in Blue Springs.

The plant will manufacture and assemble door and instrument panels using the latest technologies. According to Kansas City Area Development Council, the company chose the Kansas City region for its new location because of its proximity to its customers and a skilled workforce that is familiar with the manufacturing and automotive industry.

“Faurecia is proud to open this new site and to provide new opportunities for local job seekers,” said Donald Hampton, Jr., President of Faurecia Interiors in North America.

“The 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,” he added.

"Kansas City offers a strong competitive advantage to growing manufacturing operations, particularly in the automotive industry," said Tim Cowden, President & 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."

“Kansas City is an attractive location for manufacturers because of the region’s competitive transportation costs, reducing production expenses, as well as our skilled workforce and central U.S. location,” says Chris Gutierrez, President, KC SmartPort.