ATS Expands in the Columbus Region

March 25, 2019

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Columbus, Ohio – ATS Automation Tooling Systems Inc. (ATS), an industry-leading automation solutions provider, has announced plans to combine its two facilities in the Columbus Region and expand its operations at a new 25 acre site in Lewis Center, Ohio, targeting the creation of at least 40 new jobs. Hiring for management, engineering, technical, production and administrative positions is expected to begin in Q1 2020.

ATS will consolidate its two existing locations and build a redesigned facility on Corduroy Road in Lewis Center. The new facility will allow the company to expand its operations in the Region and add capacity to produce automation machinery for a variety of customer applications including automotive power storage systems.

“ATS is pleased to take the next step in our long-term growth strategy by bringing our operations under one roof in Delaware County,” said Andrew Hider, CEO at ATS. “By strategically consolidating our operations with a new modernized manufacturing facility in the Columbus Region, we will continue to benefit from the rich local talent pool and collaborative business environment.”

ATS provides innovative, custom designed, built and installed automated manufacturing solutions to many of the world’s most successful companies. Founded in 1978, ATS employs approximately 4,300 people at 23 manufacturing facilities and more than 50 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China.

“This expansion furthers the impressive commercial and industrial growth we’ve seen throughout the U.S. 23 Corridor in recent years,” said Bob Lamb, director at Delaware County Development. “We’re proud that Delaware County can offer top market access and a highly skilled workforce for solution providers like ATS.”

The Columbus Region is home to more than 1,700 manufacturers with over 85,000 employees. The Region draws world-class manufacturing companies with its competitive pool of talent from more than 100 related training programs, supplemented by its access to more U.S. and Canadian markets within a day’s drive than any other major metro.

“ATS’ expansion will create 40 new jobs in Delaware County, where its new facility will play a vital role in the company’s global success in the energy storage industry,” said Glenn Richardson, managing director for advanced manufacturing at JobsOhio. “We look forward to working with ATS as it continues to provide manufacturers innovative automation equipment and solutions with talent from the Columbus Region.”


About ATS
ATS is an industry-leading automation solutions provider to many of the world’s most successful companies. ATS uses its extensive knowledge base and global capabilities in custom automation, repeat automation, automation products and value-added services, including preautomation and after-sales services, to address the sophisticated manufacturing automation systems and service needs of multinational customers in markets such as life sciences, chemicals, consumer products, electronics, food, beverage, transportation, energy, and oil and gas. Founded in 1978, ATS employs approximately 4,300 people at 23 manufacturing facilities and over 50 offices in North America, Europe, Southeast Asia and China. The Company’s shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol ATA. Learn more at

About Columbus 2020
As the economic development organization for the Columbus Region, Columbus 2020’s mission is to generate opportunity and build capacity for economic growth across 11 Central Ohio counties. In 2010, hundreds of business and community leaders developed the Columbus 2020 Regional Growth Strategy, and the Columbus Region is now experiencing the strongest decade of growth in its history. Consistently named among the best economic development organizations in the country, Columbus 2020 expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the Columbus 2020 team leverages public, private and institutional partnerships to grow the Columbus Region’s economy and strengthen its national and international competitiveness. Funding is received from more than 300 private organizations, local governments, academic institutions and JobsOhio. Learn more at

Columbus 2020 Media Contact
Amy Harman

ATS Media Contact
Ryan McLeod

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