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Eldor Automotive Powertrain USA Opens Daleville, Virginia, Manufacturing Hub

10/05/2018
Eldor Automotive Powertrain USA, a subsidiary of Italy-based automotive manufacturer Eldor Corporation S.p.A., opened its new North American manufacturing facility in Daleville, Virginia.

Eldor is a diversified automotive manufacturer, supplying ignition systems, electronic control units, full systems for hybrid and electric vehicles and e-mobility solutions globally.

According to company officials the Eldor USA plant is part of Eldor’s vision for expansion and growth in the North American market. The company chose to settle in Botetourt County, VA due to its strategic location, pro-business environment, workforce, and proximity to exceptional universities.

The company is investing $75M for the new facility and the new production lines; this project will guarantee the creation of more than 350 new jobs in the Roanoke region. The new plant features fully-automated production lines, designed and developed in-house.

Pasquale Forte, Eldor’s President & CEO commented, “Today, we are officially opening the doors of Eldor’s first manufacturing plant in the United States of America. As president and founder of Eldor, this day brings me great happiness. We are fulfilling a dream in the Land of Dreams. We found a community of genuine people, focused on supporting investment in a practical way and with great commitment: pro business law, excellent logistics and infrastructure, renowned universities and great quality of life. This is just the beginning. Cities and mobility in the future will be very different from how we know them today and Eldor intends to play a leading role within the changes in Technology that are currently taking place. We will carry this mission forward with our collaborators and partners, who, like us, believe that a better world is possible, a world where technology is at the service of humanity"

Nowadays Eldor is focusing on main macro trends of the automotive industry: electrification of vehicle, robotics, smart materials, clean energy, defect free factory.

“I’m proud to see Eldor USA commence operations in a state-of-the-art facility,” said Dr. Stefano Concezzi, Eldor USA President & CEO. “The new plant will play a critical role in Eldor’s ability to serve the North American market with a local supply base. The fully-automated production lines, combined with our talented staff and the expertise in our Sales and Technical office in Ann Arbor, Michigan, enable us to deliver unparalleled products and customer service”.

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