A Record Year 2022: RLE International to Build New State-of-the-art Automotive Facility in Kansas City

As 2022 draws to a close, we’re celebrating a record-breaking year at Missouri Partnership by taking a look back at some of Missouri’s biggest stories in economic development from the past year. Today, we are highlighting RLE’s expansion in Kansas City, Missouri.

In March, global engineering and design company RLE International announced plans to establish a new $7.5 million Modification and Engineering Center in Kansas City.

“Missouri is a global leader in innovation and advanced manufacturing, which support our robust automotive industry and many others,” said Governor Mike Parson. “Our state is proud to welcome RLE as a valuable addition to an already vibrant automotive sector in Kansas City. These 85 new high-paying jobs will strengthen the region’s economy as well as provide life changing opportunities for Missouri families.”

The new expansion is expected to create 85 high-paying jobs.

“Our team at RLE International offers an upfront innovation strategy to transform customers’ base vehicles to a range of design variants, right from ideation, through design and development, and into low-volume production,” said Robert Kokx, President of RLE USA. “With the addition of our Mod Center, we can offer a ‘one-stop shop’ solution to our clients. We are truly excited to join forces with the talented people Kansas City has to offer and together take on our new possibilities.”

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