Italian Auto Suppliers Coming To Hoosier State

Italian Auto Suppliers Coming To Hoosier State

By ALEXANDER MCCALL

Italian automotive suppliers OMR Automotive and Sirmax say they’re bringing operations to Indiana.

The announcement came Thursday during Gov. Mike Pence’s visit to the International Auto Show in Detroit.

OMR Automotive will invest $10 million into a new 43,000 square-foot facility on its 2.5-acre campus in Speedway.

“Indiana stands out as the ideal place for our North American home base, situated in Speedway, a town known the world over for its legacy in auto racing,” OMR chairman Marco Bonometti said. “Our team looked across the region for a place that would maximize growth opportunities for our world-class manufacturing operations, building parts in cars on roads all around the world today.”

Bonometti says OMR was impressed by the state’s tax structure and business climate. The company plans to begin hiring by the end of the year, creating up to 60 jobs by 2016.

Company Sirmax says it will bring its first North American production facility to Anderson, investing nearly $26 million into the new operation, which will sit on a portion of the former General Motors property.

Sirmax says it plans to invest $25 million in the project and wants to begin hiring beginning in September. The company hopes to add 50 jobs to the area by 2020.

Network Indiana contributed to this report.

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