International executives with the Bolta Group joined in July with state and local officials to celebrate the German company’s newly completed 200, 000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Tuscaloosa County Airport Industrial Park.
Bolta U.S. invested $48.7 million in the new manufacturing facility and will employ 350 individuals by the end of 2018. The company specializes in chrome plating, surface finishing and auto decorative trim. The Tuscaloosa operation will be a prime Mercedes-Benz supplier.
Guests at the grand opening included executives from Bolta’s United Kingdom-based parent company, the Purico Group. Those on hand included U.S. Rep. Robert B. Aderholt, Alabama Secretary of Commerce Greg Canfield and 200 guests from the U.S. and European countries welcomed by Bolta U.S. Managing Director and Vice President Johannes Carl, the German executive management of the sister company Bolta in Germany.
Dara Longgrear, executive director of the Tuscaloosa County Industrial Development Authority, warmly welcomed Bolta to the growing automotive community in Tuscaloosa. “Bolta’s focus on technology, high quality and customer satisfaction is a wonderful fit for our existing international manufacturing community, ” says Longgrear.
The Bolta Group is dedicated to providing products with advanced surface requirements for the automotive industry. Core technologies include injection molding and electro-plating, from nameplates and decorative trims to complex assembled modules. Bolta U.S. covers a comprehensive range of surface requirements with one of the largest and most advanced plating lines in the country.
At the new Tuscaloosa facility, Bolta U.S. currently employs more than 200 team members. Globally, the Bolta Group employs more than 3, 200 people.