Automotive

New Automotive Supplier Makes Big Statement in Tuscaloosa

Located in Tuscaloosa County and spanning 700,000 square feet, the facility is owned by Samvardhana Motherson Peguform, an Indian company with operations in 41 countries. The new outfit is called SMP Automotive Systems Alabama.

Mercedes-Benz Expansions Continue with New Bibb County Facility

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International (MBUSI), based in Vance, continues to expand its Alabama operation, which manufactures GLS, GLE, GLE Coupe models for distribution worldwide and the C-Class for the North American market.

Toyota Surpasses 6 Million Engines and Builds a New Platform

In August 2018, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama (TMMAL) celebrated the production of its six millionth engine. By the end of 2018, the plant’s annual production was approximately 630,000 engines, roughly 2,600 engines per day.

Winning the Plant, Finding the Workforce

Alabama auto industry ramps up workforce development efforts in advance of the new Mazda Toyota plant.

$1.6 Billion Mazda Toyota Plant Breaks Ground

Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA Inc. (MTMUS) is expected to have the capacity to build 300,000 vehicles a year, beginning in 2021.

Flashback: Crazy Rich Asians

In September 2009, the third richest man on the Forbes 2001 rich list, Yung Yeung, showed up at a press conference in Montgomery with...

Mercedes Rolls New GLE, Breaks Battery Ground

Top executives of Mercedes-Benz visited Tuscaloosa in October to witness new milestones.

From Baseball to Auto Entrepreneur

Chris Donohoo has twice ranked among the fastest growing companies in UAB’s Excellence in Business program.

China’s Import Duty Cuts Benefit Alabama’s Automakers

Production line at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International plant in Tuscaloosa.   China’s Finance Ministry announced in late May it would cut its...

Hyundai Guns Engines with $388M Infusion

Engine assembly at Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama will soon stretch out with a $388 million expansion.

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