voestalpine producing ultrahigh-strength automotive components in U.S.
Linz, Austria-based voestalpine Group has opened its 17th production site in the U.S. voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc., a subsidiary of the Metal Forming Division, is manufacturing ultrahigh-strength body-in-white components for premium car manufacturers in Cartersville, Ga.
The $70 million investment is expected to create 220 jobs. It completes the first phase of the Group’s internationalization program in the automotive sector. Since 2012 voestalpine has invested more than $140 million in new plants in China, Germany, Romania, South Africa, and the U.S.
The plant will assemble phs-ultraform® components and stamped press parts and produce laser-welded blanks and other spare parts for OEMs.