Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Expanding, Building New Facility in Columbus Region

February 18, 2014

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Columbus, OH – Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc., which designs and manufactures electronic systems for the automotive industry, today announced it will consolidate the company’s four Marysville locations into one, brand new facility located at 14684 Industrial Parkway in Marysville. The move will retain its existing 123 jobs and create 15 new jobs.

“The Columbus Region’s proximity to key automotive customers provides a strategic location to continue to grow our operations,” said Bick Marshall, vice president, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. North America. “Consolidating all of our existing Marysville-based associates under one roof will create much greater efficiencies, and be beneficial to our workforce, our customers and our community.”

The commitment of 15 new jobs will be in relation to new testing capabilities being added to Sumitomo’s Columbus Region operations. The company’s four existing Ohio facilities, all located in Marysville, focus on customer service, development and repacking capabilities.

“We are thrilled to see yet another automotive-oriented business growing and investing in Marysville,” said Mayor John Gore, City of Marysville. “Sumitomo’s retention of its existing workforce and the commitment to new capabilities and jobs is a win for the entire Columbus Region.”

Columbus-based developer Carey Realty Investments is investing $10 million into the build-to-suit facility, which broke ground today. The 355,000-square-foot facility, which includes 24,000 square feet of office space and 5,000 square feet of auto lab space, is expected to be complete in late 2014.

“JobsOhio is thrilled that Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. chose Central Ohio as the location for its consolidated facility, bringing more quality auto parts manufacturing jobs to the Region,” said Kristi Tanner, managing director, JobsOhio. “The company had many options to build this facility outside of Ohio, however, our regional partner, Columbus 2020, worked diligently to attract this investment and ensure today’s groundbreaking took place here in Marysville.”

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A single-point system integrator, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. designs and delivers “total” electrical and electronics systems – not just components and parts – to the automotive industry. Owned by Japan-based Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., the company employs approximately 18,000 people in seven states as well as in Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit sewsus.com.

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 ColumbusRegion.com.

Contact:
Kenny McDonald
614-225-6063

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