Columbus-based Faurecia announces multi-million dollar expansion

COLUMBUS, Ind. (WISH) — Faurecia Emissions Control Technologies plans to add a new production facility, creating up to 131 jobs, the company announced Wednesday.

Faurecia expects to break ground on the 400,000-square-foot manufacturing facility later this year. The Columbus-based company will invest $61 million to equip the new building and another $11.8 million to lease it.

“Indiana’s robust manufacturing sector is one of the key drivers of our economy,” said Governor Mike Pence. “To help this sector succeed in our state, we’ve worked hard to build a business-friendly environment, which includes the best workforce a company can have. Faurecia’s decision to expand here in Indiana confirms the value our state offers businesses and reinforces the Hoosier State’s status as an automotive manufacturing leader.”

The facility will be used to produce a new line of emission control systems for the automotive sector. It will be built next to the existing R&D center in Columbus.

Hiring for a variety of engineering and production positions will begin in 2017.

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Faurecia is the world’s sixth-largest automotive supplier, employing 99.500 people in 34 countries.