Advanex Americas is relocating its headquarters and manufacturing operations from Cypress, California, to White House, Tennessee.
The spring and component parts manufacturer is building a new facility, investing $17 million and creating 102 new jobs. The company’s products are used in everything from ballpoint pens to automotive to space stations.
Advanex Americas is a U.S. division of Advanex Inc., a Japanese company founded in 1946 that has grown into 15 group companies. Advanex Americas manufactures precision springs, wire form, pins, stampings, plastics and assemblies for companies in the automotive, aerospace, medical and agricultural industries. According to the company’s website, it has seen an increase in inquiries and sales from the automotive industry, with a new trend of electric vehicle-related inquiries over the past three years.
“Advanex Japan and Advanex Americas are excited to be building a facility in White House, Tennessee, after a search that spanned over two years and several states. We chose Tennessee because of the welcoming business climate and the tremendous support of TNECD (Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development) and government officials who are helping us quickly and efficiently bring a facility to an undeveloped site that will suit our needs and give us great accessibility to our customers,” said Kenichi Ogaki, president of Advanex Americas. “Tennessee has built a broad education system that includes developing a skilled and professional labor force that is attractive to business. We look forward to being a part of the White House community.”
Advanex America’s location in Tennessee is in a new business park on the Interstate 65 corridor. Several state and local entities are helping to put this project on the fast track.
Custom designed coils and compression springs are among the Advanex manufactured products most used by the automotive industry.