Posted: Tuesday, February 12, 2013 12:00 am
U.S. Tsubaki Automotive LLC officials have announced plans to expand their Portland facility, according to a state Department of Economic and Community Development news release.
The expansion represents a $1.9 million investment and will create 70 new, full-time jobs in Sumner County.
“With more than 900 auto manufacturers and suppliers in the state, Tennessee continues to prove itself a prime location for the auto industry and companies like Tsubaki Automotive,” state Commissioner of Economic and Community Development Bill Hagerty said. “We are grateful Tsubaki calls Tennessee home and has chosen to further invest in our state and its citizens.”
Tsubaki Automotive is the world leader in chain technology and offers its customers the finest state-of-the-art power transmission products available in the world. The company supplies complete chain drive systems for many engine and transmission applications, including cam drives, balancer drives and oil pump drives. The systems typically include chains, tensioners, guides and sprockets.
Tsubaki’s customers include the major automotive OEMs in North America: General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Nissan and Honda. The company provides complete services including initial design support utilizing CAD, component and engine testing and analysis. Tsubaki’s light assembly operations will occupy 60,000 square feet of the facility’s current space, leaving 30,000 square feet to the conveyor operations currently housed there.
Portland, U.S. Tsubaki Automotive LLC