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Spain-Based Sese Industrial Services Plans Chattanooga, Tennessee, Assembly Plant

02/05/2021
Sese Industrial Services, U.S. Corp. officials reported Axle Manufacturing company will build a new Axle Assembly plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The $42 million project is expected to create 240 jobs.

The 300,000-square-foot facility, located on Hickory Valley Road, will manufacture axle parts for Volkswagen.

“At Grupo Sesé, we are thrilled to initiate our Industrial Automotive activities in the USA in such a historical location as Chattanooga, Tennessee, serving our valued customer Volkswagen, and more so on their all-new electric vehicle models. We would like to thank all local and state authorities of the State of Tennessee for their outstanding guidance, help and support in this strategic project of Grupo Sesé. We expect to develop a best-in-class workforce and foster the international projection of Tennessee as a global leader in the automotive industry,” Alfonso Sesé, president, Grupo Sesé said.

“One out of every three projects we land is the result of foreign direct investment, and we continue to proactively recruit companies and foster our international partnerships. Spanish-owned companies employ more than 1,500 people across Tennessee, and we appreciate Sese Industrial Services for choosing to create 240 jobs in Tennessee,” said TNECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe.

Industrial Services operates under parent company Grupo Sesé, an international logistics conglomerate headquartered in Zaragoza, Spain. Grupo Sesé provides logistics, distribution and assembly services primarily in the automotive sector. The company already has operations in Chattanooga and a longstanding history with Volkswagen.

“TVA and EPB congratulate Sese Industrial Services on its announcement to expand operations and create hundreds of new job opportunities in Chattanooga. Helping to foster new jobs and investment in the Valley is fundamental to TVA’s mission of service, and we are proud to partner with Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Chattanooga, Hamilton County and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development to help further that mission and support Sese Industrial Services’ future business success,” John Bradley, TVA senior vice president of Economic Development said.

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