Faurecia, a leading automotive technology company developing solutions for sustainable mobility and smart life on board, announced plans today to open a new Interiors production facility in Blue Springs, Missouri.
The new facility will create more than 300 new jobs and officially begin production activity later this year, ramping up to full production by the end of 2020. Upon completion, total investment is expected to be in excess of $60 million for the approximately 250,000 square foot plant.
“Faurecia is proud to open this new site and to provide new opportunities for local jobseekers,” said Donald Hampton, Jr., president of Faurecia Interiors in North America. “Kansas City Metro and the Blue Springs area are known for being a source of excellence in American manufacturing and we’re looking forward to building on that expertise and skill set as we continue to provide the very best to our customers.”
“I’m thrilled to welcome Faurecia to the Blue Springs community,” said Blue Springs’ Mayor Carson Ross. “This new facility represents a major investment in Blue Springs and creates significant new job opportunities. This new development complements our recent strategic infrastructure investments and will make a great addition to our business community. The City Council and I are looking forward to working with Faurecia and forming a long and successful partnership.”
“The KC region offers a strong competitive advantage to growing manufacturing operations, particularly in the automotive industry,” said Tim Cowden, president and CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC). “We are very proud to welcome Faurecia to our robust automotive cluster and look forward to the company’s success in our region.”
“We’re making Missouri a great state to do business, and it’s getting results,” said Missouri Governor Eric Greitens. “We’re grateful that Faurecia Interiors is creating more quality jobs in our state.”
“This has been a great statewide partnership that has worked closely with Faurecia and is enabling the company to invest more than $60 million and create more than 300 new jobs in Blue Springs,” said Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership. “The team went above and beyond in order to win this project for Missouri, and as a result we are able to improve the lives of Missouri citizens.”
The statewide team included KCADC, KCP&L, the City of Blue Springs, Missouri Partnership, the Office of the Missouri Governor, the Department of Economic Development, the Missouri Division of Workforce Development, Colliers, and Metropolitan Community College.
Faurecia will manufacture and assemble door panels and instrument panels using the latest technologies. The company currently employs more than 600 people in Missouri at its Clean Mobility facility in Dexter, and Seating facility in Wentzville.
For more information on why Missouri could be a prime location to launch or grow your business, contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, with any questions you might have, and learn how Missouri Partnership can help with your business expansion and investment needs.