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Italy-Based SPAL USA Plans Ankeny, Iowa, U.S. Headquarters

SPAL Automotive, an Italy-based auto parts manufacturer, will establish its U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Ankeny, Iowa. The $35 million project is expected to create 39 jobs.

The 215,000-square-foot facility at Crosswinds Business Park will allow for future expansion to 360,000-square-feet and will produce cooling fans for electric vehicles. Construction is scheduled for completion in 2025.

“SPAL joined Ankeny’s business community when our business community was in its infancy,” said Derek Lord, Ankeny’s economic development director. “Twenty years later, SPAL had chosen Ankeny again, this time as its home for manufacturing in the U.S.”

The Ankeny City Council approved a development agreement between the city and SPAL USA that would provide the company with five years of tax-increment finance rebates of up to $1.2 million.

SPAL Automotive, founded in Correggio, Italy, in 1959, designs, produces and markets high-quality electric fans, blowers and fluid pumps for automobiles, buses, trucks and numerous types of machinery. It has subsidiaries and offices worldwide including in China, Brazil, South Korea and India.

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