Columbus, Ohio – Chiyoda Integre Co., Ltd., a Tokyo-based global parts supplier for industries ranging from automotive to telecommunications, has announced plans to establish its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Lancaster, Ohio, investing $1 million and creating 15 new jobs over the next three years. Hiring for production associates will begin in July 2021.
Chiyoda Integre will open a 50,000 square foot facility at 619 Mill Park Dr., Lancaster, Ohio focused on manufacturing automotive parts including cushions, double-sided tapes, interior materials and insulator films. This expansion will give the company greater proximity to its North American customer base as it continues to grow its global network. Chiyoda Integre’s investment will be used for leasehold improvements as well as the purchase of machinery and equipment.
“We chose the Columbus Region for our first U.S. manufacturing facility to more efficiently and effectively serve our growing American customer base,” said Chiyoda Integre of America President Yasuhiro Fujishiro. “With the Region’s strategic location in the population center of the country and a strong workforce at the ready, we are well-positioned to achieve our company goals.”
Founded in 1955 as a felt cloth processing manufacturer, Chiyoda Integre is a global supplier of structural and functional parts for products in industries including office and factory automation, audio and visual, telecommunications and information, as well as automobile equipment. In addition to its 11 locations in Japan, the company operates 30 locations overseas.
“Our industrial base in Lancaster continues to grow as we welcome Chiyoda Integre to our community,” said City of Lancaster Mayor David Scheffler. “Two-thirds of vehicles made in North America are produced within a day’s drive of the Columbus Region, giving the company a significant logistical advantage in reaching this key market.”
The Columbus Region represents the future of new manufacturing. Alongside traditional industry giants, the next generation of visionary leaders is emerging with new goods for the modern consumer. The Region is home to over 1,700 manufacturing establishments with nearly 90,000 employees, resulting in more than $15 billion in annual economic output. Lancaster is in Fairfield County, which is home to an estimated 157,574 residents.
“Ohio’s position in the heart of the automotive industry and our top tier workforce continues to strengthen with investments from major global players like Chiyoda Integre,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “We and our partners welcome Chiyoda Integre’s decision to choose Ohio for its first U.S. manufacturing facility, which will lay the groundwork for the company’s future growth in the North American market.”
About Chiyoda Integre
Founded in 1955 as a felt cloth processing manufacturer, Chiyoda Integre is a global supplier of structural and functional parts for products in industries including office and factory automation; audio and visual; telecommunications and information; and automobile equipment. The company’s core technology, SOFT PRESS, precisely process soft materials such as plastic film, polyurethane foam and double-sided adhesive tape. In addition to its 11 locations in Japan, Chiyoda Integre operates 30 locations overseas. To learn more, visit www.chiyoda-i.co.jp/en/.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow the company on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
About One Columbus
As the economic development organization for the 11-county Columbus Region, One Columbus’ mission is to lead a comprehensive regional growth strategy that develops and attracts the world’s most competitive companies, grows a highly adaptive workforce, prepares our communities for the future, and inspires corporate, academic and public innovation throughout the Columbus Region. One Columbus expertly guides companies through the location decision process. Through strategic business outreach and customized research, the One Columbus 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.
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