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BOCAR Group Plans Manufacturing Plant in Huntsville, Alabama

Germany-based global auto supplier BOCAR Group will construct a $115 million manufacturing facility, in 2018, in Huntsville, Alabama. Production will launch at the site two years later.

The 350,000-square-foot plant, located on Bibb Garrett Road just off Interstate 65 in the Limestone County portion of Huntsville, is expected to bring more than 300 jobs to the area.

Wilhelm Baum, CEO of BOCAR Group & President of BOCAR US Inc., said the state-of-the-art facility will be capable of producing high-end structural aluminum parts for automakers operating in the United States. “Highest technology, excellent quality and efficiency are a must. However, people are the most relevant factor for success,” Baum said. “Huntsville, Alabama offers everything necessary, and the plant will become a new member of the BOCAR family.”

According to state officials, BOCAR is a high-end technology company with extensive experience producing high-pressure aluminum die casting, plastics and machining.

“With this manufacturing facility in Huntsville, Alabama, BOCAR is localizing in the USA the production of lightweight body structure parts,” said Marcus Baur, President of BOCAR Group. “Providing latest technology and innovation expertise, following industry trends, we will fulfill the demands for weight reduction and lowering of CO2 emissions.”

“Alabama is a premier destination for the automotive and automotive supplier industries, and we are proud to welcome BOCAR to our state,” Governor Kay Ivey said. “BOCAR choosing Alabama is another sign our state is moving in the right direction and doing all we can to attract good-paying jobs for all Alabamians.”

“Alabama’s dynamic auto sector continues to attract world-class suppliers like BOCAR because we offer all the ingredients that this global industry needs for success, including a highly skilled workforce and a business-friendly environment,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

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