Toyoda Gosei Expands to the Columbus Region; Creates 14 New Jobs
Columbus, Ohio – Toyoda Gosei, a Toyota Group company and leading global manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts, has announced plans to open a new technical center in Dublin, Ohio, creating 14 new jobs. Hiring for engineering, technical and administrative positions will begin immediately.
Toyoda Gosei’s new technical center at 5555 Parkcenter Circle in Dublin will allow the company to expand its engineering and design capabilities for interior and exterior parts, as well as safety systems products. The new office will also help Toyoda Gosei foster a closer relationship with its key customers in the Columbus Region.
“Having a presence in the Columbus Region will allow us to bring new technology and capabilities to the market and be closer to our key customers,” said Yoshiyuki Fujita, President of Toyoda Gosei North America Corporation. “The rapid changes in the automotive and vehicle industries are driving new opportunities for us in the United States, and the timing is right for us to invest in new operations in the Columbus Region.”
Founded in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei operates across 17 countries and regions with a network of approximately 100 plants and more than 65 subsidiary companies. The company operates 25 locations throughout the Americas, with more than 12,000 employees and more than $2 billion in annual sales.
“We are thrilled to have Toyoda Gosei establish a technical operation in Dublin,” said Dana McDaniel, Dublin City Manager. “We continue to attract companies from around the world who find the innovation and skilled talent in Dublin critical to their company’s success.”
The Columbus Region is at the forefront of automotive technology and smart mobility. Region manufacturers produce 700,000 cars a year, while the regional economic output for the automotive industry exceeds $2.5 billion annually.
With greater access to the U.S. market than any other major metro, the Columbus Region is a strategic location for the movement of goods. Dublin is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters and an entrepreneurial center.
“The groundbreaking work that will be done at the Toyoda Gosei operation strengthens the innovative technology already being developed in Ohio,” said Jonathan Bridges, Director of Automotive at JobsOhio. “We and our partners at Columbus 2020 look forward to seeing Toyoda Gosei’s success in the Columbus Region.”
About Toyoda Gosei
Established in 1949 and headquartered in Kiyosu, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, Toyoda Gosei is a leading specialty manufacturer of rubber and plastic automotive parts. Today, the Toyoda Gosei Group provides a variety of high-quality products internationally, with a network of approximately 100 plants and offices in 17 countries and regions. Through its flexible, integrated global supply system and leading-edge technologies, Toyoda Gosei aims to grow as a global company that acts flexibly and swiftly in today’s dramatically changing business environment, delivering the highest levels of satisfaction to customers worldwide through safety, comfort, well-being and the environment. Learn more at toyoda-gosei.com.
About the City of Dublin, Ohio
Dublin is a city of nearly 50,000 residents located just northwest of Columbus, Ohio. It offers residents and corporate citizens responsive services, attractive housing, superior public education, direct regional highway access, abundant park space, thoughtful and strategic planning, innovative ideas and technology and a dynamic community life. Dublin is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the nation and in 2015 was named one of America’s Top 20 Creative Class Cities. It is home to more than 20 corporate headquarters, an entrepreneurial center, 4,300+ businesses, world-class events and the urban, walkable Bridge Street District. For more information, visit DublinOhioUSA.gov or call 614-410-4400.
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.
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