Piston Automotive, the world’s largest automotive assembly supplier, recently announced plans to invest in a new facility in Wentzville, Missouri. The expansion represents more than $10 million in capital investment, and is expected to create 204 new jobs in the region.
“We’re excited Piston Automotive is expanding and look forward to its contributions to our state’s automotive sector,” said Governor Mike Parson. “As the home of a thriving General Motors’ facility, Wentzville is already a leading hub for automotive manufacturing. Piston Automotive’s new location will bring even more jobs and further strengthen Missouri’s leading manufacturing industry.”
Piston Automotive is a leading assembler of complex modules for automotive interior, exterior, electrification, powertrain, and chassis, with revenue exceeding $2 billion and more than 1,000 employees. The Missouri location will increase Piston Automotive’s capacity for producing a variety of components for automotive manufacturers.
“We are thrilled to be opening a second facility in the great state of Missouri and building our new team from the Wentzville community,” said Bob Holloway, President of Piston Automotive. “Our new Wentzville location is an exciting strategic milestone in our organization that provides a solid foundation to successfully launch our new General Motors products and supporting our growth at Piston Automotive.”
“Piston Automotive is a welcome addition to Wentzville,” said Maggie Kost, Acting Director of the Department of Economic Development. “This facility will provide valuable support for the manufacturing of Missouri-made vehicles. We’re grateful for the impact this investment will have and the opportunities it provides to help Missourians prosper.”
“Greater St. Louis, Inc. is proud to welcome Piston Automotive to the St. Louis metro, where their investment will strengthen and enhance our advanced manufacturing sector, a vital growth industry for our region,” said Jason Hall, CEO of Greater St. Louis, Inc. “The company’s investment in Wentzville will complement established manufacturers — like General Motors — creating good-paying jobs, driving inclusive economic growth, and benefitting our region for years to come.”
“Located at the crossroads of the nation, Wentzville offers an optimal location, amenities and services for businesses to call home,” said Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione. “We are so excited that Piston Automotive has decided to grow its company with new operations in Wentzville. An engaged community coupled with visionary city leadership has made Wentzville the fastest-growing city in the state for more than 20 years. Bringing in new companies like Piston and new jobs is key to continuing Wentzville’s proactively managed growth. Welcome to Wentzville, Piston Automotive!”