High-tech Ficosa automotive systems plant opens in Cookeville, 500 jobs – VIDEO

COOKEVILLE, Tenn Ficosa, a top-tier global provider devoted to the research, development, manufacturing and marketing of high-technology vision, safety, connectivity and efficiency systems for the automotive and mobility sectors, has boosted its U.S. presence  by opening a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Cookeville, Tennessee. With an investment of over $50 million, the new plant is equipped with the sector’s latest technology, becoming the most advanced in Ficosa’s global portfolio.

PHOTO: Officials open Ficosa’s new North America plant in Cookeville, Tennessee.(PRNewsFoto/Ficosa).

The Cookeville 270,000-square-foot facility produces rear view systems for automotive manufacturers such as Nissan, Ford, Volkswagen, Fiat Chrysler and General Motors. As a leader in painting and injection processes, the plant has an average production capacity of 4.5 million rear view mirrors.

The new plant is bringing hundreds of advanced manufacturing jobs to Cookeville and Tennessee, with new job positions opening up daily, from production and project managers, technicians and engineers, to human resource specialists and assembly and warehouse workers. Those who are interested in applying for a job should send their resumes to jobscookeville@ficosa.com.

“Today marks a great day for Ficosa and Tennessee,” said Javier Pujol, CEO of Ficosa, during the October 31st event. “This new facility is a strategic move that allows the consolidation of key operations and enables a further future growth in one of the largest automobile markets in the world, where Ficosa has been present since 1994. By opening these new premises we are not only improving the group’s efficiency and operational capacity in the region, but also reinforcing our commitment to bring more advanced manufacturing jobs to the U.S. and to help lay the foundation for a more successful manufacturing future in the state of Tennessee.”

In addition, Javier Pujol explained that the Cookeville’s facility also strengthens the company’s business alliance with Panasonic – which started in 2015 – in North America (United States and Mexico). “We are boosting a plan to align the industrial strategy of Ficosa with Panasonic in the region of North America, in order to accelerate the launch of new products in the areas of connectivity, efficiency and safety. This plan allows us to support the growth of the local market and increase our capacity in R&D in mirrors, shifters and new technologies that we are developing together with Panasonic, bringing together our technological capabilities with the know-how in electronics of the Japanese company.”

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