In a move to support increased customer demand and new products for future models, Aisin Holdings of America, Inc. announced today it will invest $53.8 million in Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc., a subsidiary operating in Clinton, Tenn.
The Clinton operation is a full-process, die casting facility that includes casting, machining and assembly to produce engine components such as water pumps, oil pumps and pistons that will be installed in automobiles produced by Aisin customers located throughout North America. Customers include General Motors, Nissan and Toyota.
“The strength of Tennessee’s automotive sector is a direct result of the dedication and hard work put forth by the 900 auto manufacturers and suppliers who call Tennessee home,” said Tennessee Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty.
The company, which located to the area in 2004, will add 81 new positions.
“With the increasing sales of engine components in North America, the role of our plant here in Clinton becomes even more important to the overall business expansion of the Aisin Group,” Stephen Barnes, president of Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee, Inc., said.
“The dedication of our team members along with the continued support from the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development and TVA has provided this opportunity for Aisin to continue another stage of growth here in Anderson County,” added Barnes.