Faurecia expands in the US with seating plant

Faurecia, North America's sixth largest automotive supplier, will start construction this year on a plant in Simpsonville, Kentucky. The facility will employ 410 people in the area. Production is scheduled to begin in February, 2016.

"We are very pleased to begin construction at the Greenfield site in Simpsonville and to welcome hundreds of new associates from the area to Faurecia," said Jacques Mauge, Chairman/CEO of Faurecia North America. "With existing Faurecia plants already producing interior systems and emissions control technologies in Louisville, our seating facility in Simpsonville expands Faurecia's company-wide commitment to this region. We are proud to be in Kentucky and to participate in the local community as a partner with Simpsonville residents."

With operations at 76 sites in 25 countries, Faurecia Automotive Seating is the seventh largest producer in the manufacture of high-performance seating mechanisms, global-standard frames and advanced mechatronics systems. The company ranks in the top three for production of complete seats and is renowned for its seating innovations that provide smart comfort solutions. North America is the second-largest region for Faurecia Automotive Seating, following Europe.

The 122,000 sq ft-Simpsonville plant becomes the 38th Faurecia production site in North America. In all, Faurecia employs more than 20,000 people in the United States, Mexico and Canada.

(IMA)

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