Faurecia, a manufacture of high-performance seating mechanisms, global-standard frames and advanced mechatronics systems, will start construction this year on a 122,000 square foot plant in Simpsonville, Kentucky. Production is scheduled to begin in February 2016 on the facility that will employ 410 associates.
"We are very pleased to begin construction at the Greenfield site in Simpsonville and to welcome hundreds of new associates from the area to Faurecia," said Jacques Mauge, Chairman/CEO of Faurecia North America. "With existing Faurecia plants already producing interior systems and emissions control technologies in Louisville, our seating facility in Simpsonville expands Faurecia's company-wide commitment to this region. We are proud to be in Kentucky and to participate in the local community as a partner with Simpsonville residents."
Nik Endrud, President of Faurecia Automotive Seating, said the metro-Louisville area offers Faurecia the right skill set to meet customer needs. "We continue to be very pleased by the experience and skill levels of the workforce in Simpsonville and the greater Louisville area," said Endrud. "I'm confident that this team will allow us to continue to grow in North America and strengthen our presence in the region." North America is the second-largest region for Faurecia Automotive Seating, following Europe.
"We're excited to see Faurecia grow in Kentucky by adding this new facility," said Governor Steven Beshear. "I want to thank the company for its continued investment in the Commonwealth and for bringing scores of new jobs to the state. This announcement is another feather in the cap for our growing automotive industry."