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Germany-Based Bolta Group Opens Auto Parts Production Center in Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Germany-based global auto parts supplier Bolta Group opened its new 200,000 square foot, $48.7 million, production facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Located at the County Airport Industrial Park, the location will employ 350 people by the end of 2018.

Anil Puri, Chairman of Bolta’s U.K.-based parent company, Purico Group, said the Tuscaloosa factory will play an important role in Bolta’s plants to expand its international footprint. The company’s Tuscaloosa County facility currently has 200 employees as a ramp-up continues.

Internationalization is crucial to our development, since it is our ambition to be able to manufacture exactly where our customers need us,” Puri said. “This opening today is an important milestone for the company as a whole and will lead us to the next stages of our corporation’s history. We have found an extremely dedicated workforce here in Tuscaloosa.”

“Our success depends on the skills and expertise of our employees. We have found an extremely dedicated workforce here in Tuscaloosa, willing and able to learn and apply these specialized skills,” said Bolta U.S. Managing Director & Vice President Johannes Carl.

“On the base of this strong workforce, Bolta US offers expertise as well as process and production capabilities for a wide range of surface requirements and creates innovative solutions you will see on tomorrow’s cars,” Carl added.

“Companies like Bolta are driving the robust growth that Alabama’s automotive manufacturing industry has been experiencing, which has created jobs and lifted communities across the state,” said Greg Canfield, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce.

“We have forged a strong relationship with Bolta, and we’ll continue to assist this top-notch company and its growing Alabama workforce,” he added.

Dara Longgrear, Executive Director of the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority said, “Bolta’s focus on technology, high quality and customer satisfaction is a wonderful fit for our existing international manufacturing community.


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