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Arlington Automotive Expands Romeo, Michigan, Manufacturing Plant

Arlington Automotive, is a U.K.-based tier 1 automotive parts supplier will expand its manufacturing operations in the Village of Romeo, Michigan.

The company’s products are used in the chassis, powertrain, fuel management and thermal management systems. Arlington Automotive Holdings, established in 2013, has operations in Germany, France, and Brazil among other countries and has 13 manufacturing facilities across the world, employing more than 2,100 people. The company’s customers include Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar Land Rover, BMW and various other OEMs.

According to Michigan Economic Development Corp., as a result of the recent expansion into the U.S. through the acquisition of BorgWarner’s thermal management business, the assets within BorgWarner’s facility in Illinois need to be relocated. The company plans to move the assets to a leased facility in the Village of Romeo where it will manufacture thermal management systems, hood releases and other parts for supplier contracts with GM, FCA and Ford.

The expansion will involve the creation of 70 new jobs and a total capital investment of nearly $4.6 million in Romeo, resulting in a $450,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

In addition to MSF support, the village of Romeo is expected to offer a real property tax abatement in support of the project.

“The village of Romeo is pleased that they are able to work with the MEDC to attract new businesses to our industrial park. Arlington Industries will bring many new jobs to Romeo and their investment to our tax base will have a positive impact on our community,” said village of Romeo President Christine Malzahn.

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