MAHLE will expand its operations in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The automotive supplier will add 140,000 square feet to its facilities, two new injection molding production lines and 300 employees.
The $34 million capital investment will allow the company to better optimize its production footprint and be closer to automotive customers in the Southeast. The majority of its new business will be reallocated from other MAHLE locations.
A Tier 1 automotive supplier, the company’s product portfolio addresses all the crucial issues relating to the powertrain and air conditioning technology, both for drives with combustion engines and for e-mobility.
“MAHLE’s significant expansion is terrific news for Murfreesboro and surrounding areas,” said Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe. “With many Tennesseans in need of quality job opportunities, TNECD is focused on supporting our local communities and attracting investments like MAHLE’s to Rutherford County.”
By adding more than 300 jobs, the company has received an $822,726 property tax break, according to the Daily News Journal. The jobs are expected to provide an average wage of $50,000 per year. The estimated wages are based on the company’s average pay with a 20 percent fringe benefits allowance.
“We look forward to a continued successful partnership with MAHLE as our community helps provide the skilled workforce to the thriving automotive sector in Middle Tennessee,” said Murfreesboro Mayor Shane McFarland.
Founded in 1920 in Germany, MAHLE supplies automotive OEMs and other Tier 1 auto suppliers throughout North America, including Nissan, Volkswagen and General Motors. The company has 160 production locations, 16 research and development centers and more than 77,000 employees worldwide.