As published in Toledo Business Journal - December 1, 2017

ANBS investing $60M in Findlay plant

Site of Autoliv-Nissin Brake Systems America’s Findlay facility

Autoliv-Nissin Brake Systems America LLC (ANBS), a joint venture between Autoliv, Inc. and Nissin Kogyo, specializing in advanced brake systems, broke ground at the company’s new manufacturing site in Findlay during a celebration that included employees of the joint venture, as well as local and State government officials. According to industry officials, the company invested $60 million in the building and new equipment.

ANBS selected a development site on the corner of Bright Road and Bigelow Avenue in Findlay for the 215,000 square foot advanced braking manufacturing facility. Building construction is targeted for completion in the last quarter of 2018.

According to ANBS, the new site creates an opportunity to develop streamlined processes for Autoliv-Nissin’s growing product lines, with a focus on advanced manufacturing techniques. The new structure will be a focal point for designing, developing, and manufacturing automotive braking systems.

The current 250 employees, who are sharing manufacturing space with Nissin Brake Ohio, will be relocated to the new facility. ANBS anticipates adding additional jobs over the next three years as new customer products are launched.

“We greatly appreciate the support from State and community officials to shape our future manufacturing site and thus support the growth with current and new customers”, said Stefan Kroenung, vice president operations ANBS. “At Autoliv-Nissin our vision is saving more lives. We are breaking ground in Findlay, Ohio where we will design, develop, and manufacture one of the most safety-related parts of the car. Looking ahead, ANBS is determined to be a market leader in brake control and actuation technologies, especially those needed for the future car. We are excited by the opportunity our new state-of-the-art facility will provide and ultimately contribute to saving more lives.”

According to ANBS, Autoliv, Inc. is a worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, providing automotive safety systems and services to all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Nissin Kogyo is a leading supplier of high-performance braking systems for automotive and non-automotive markets. Autoliv-Nissin focuses upon the design, development, and production of “brake control and brake apply systems” for the global light vehicle market, with manufacturing facilities in Japan, China, and the United States. The company started its operation April 1, 2016.

According to its website, ANBS is targeting strong growth by is supporting its current customer base (Honda, GM, and Ford) while exploring new opportunities with other automotive OEMs. As ANBS move towards achieving its business targets, the company focuses on keeping its vision of “Saving More Lives” in mind. ANBS works with innovative capability, agile operational excellence, transparent organization, and an eco-friendly attitude.

 

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