Germany-based Borbet Alabama, a 139-year-old European manufacturer of light metal alloy wheels for the automotive industry, will expand operations at Auburn Technology Park North in Auburn, Alabama. The company will invest $23.9 million with plans to create 25 jobs over the next two years.
The manufacturer located in Auburn in 2008 and has grown to become one of community’s largest industrial employers. Its location has a vertically integrated production process that includes melting, casting, flow forming, X-raying, heat treating, machining and painting.
“Borbet is thankful for the support of city leadership and the commitment of those who make up the Borbet Alabama team that has allowed the Auburn operation to maintain continued growth and high company standards,” said Juergen Keller, CEO of Borbet Alabama.
According to state officials, Borbet Alabama continues to make investments in technology, such as new radial runout testing machines, to ensure that is operation is on the cutting edge of the industry and provides high-tech, impactful jobs.
“Borbet is a valuable asset to Auburn and has been a remarkable corporate citizen since they made Auburn home in 2008,” Mayor Ron Anders said. “We’re grateful to them for the high-tech jobs and positive company culture they provide their employees and look forward to their continued growth.”