Teijin Automotive Technologies celebrates the opening of its Huntington, Indiana facility expansion

VIPs and Teijin Automotive executives cut the ribbon to celebrate the opening of the supplier's new 160,000-square-foot topcoat and assembly plant in Huntington, Indiana.  From left: Steve Wisniewski, chief financial officer of Teijin Automotive;  Chris Twining, CEO, Teijin Automotive;  Huntington Mayor Richard Strick;  Mary Martin, regional director for U.S. Senator Mike Braun;  Rick Doering, plant manager, Teijin Automotive Huntington;  Mark Wickersham, executive director, Huntington County Economic Development Corporation;  Huntington County Commissioner Rob Miller;  Theresa Kulczak, executive director, Japan-America Society of Indiana;  and Kim Zitny, Director of Corporate Communications, Teijin Automotive.  (Photo: Business Wire)

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 4, 2024–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Teijin Automotive Technologies today held a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of its new topcoat and assembly plant in Huntington, Indiana. This new facility expands the capabilities of the company’s existing Huntington facility, including compression molding, bonding, water jetting, sanding and priming.

The new 160,000-square-foot facility houses topcoat and assembly processes to support production of the Ford Bronco 4-door modular painted roof program. The roofs themselves will be cast in advanced composites at Teijin Automotive’s 30,000-square-foot manufacturing facility, located on Highway 9 in Huntington.

Additional details:

  • Topcoat facility on 30 acres in the new Riverfork West Industrial Center.

  • Total investment of more than $100 million, including land, buildings and equipment.

  • Will employ approximately 110 people when operations start in June 2024.

  • Ultimately, it will employ approximately 200 people.

“This new facility allows us to support exciting programs like the Ford Bronco and gives us the capacity to meet future customer needs as demand for our innovative, durable, lightweight components continues to grow,” said Chris Twining, CEO of Teijin Automotive . “Huntington is an ideal location for us due to the availability of a skilled, dedicated workforce and the continued support and collaboration of the economic development teams from the state of Indiana, Huntington County and the Huntington community.”

About Teijin Automotive Technologies

Teijin Automotive Technologies is a global leader in the compounding and molding of composite components with a focus on providing automakers with lightweight, durable products that enable design and packaging flexibility. Teijin Automotive Technologies, headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, has 26 offices in 7 countries and employs more than 5,000 people. For more information, visit

About the Teijin Group

Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group with two core businesses: performance materials and healthcare solutions. Teijin was founded in 1918 as Japan’s first rayon manufacturer and today consists of approximately 170 companies with 20,000 employees in 20 countries. Through ‘Human Chemistry, Human Solutions’, Teijin relentlessly strives to be a company that supports the society of the future by protecting the global environment and meeting the needs of people and communities. Teijin posted consolidated revenues of JPY 1,018.8 billion (USD 7.6 billion) and total assets of JPY 1,242.4 billion (USD 9.2 billion) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2023.

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