The new venture, called SMP Automotive Systems Alabama Inc., will manufacture various exterior and interior components for future models produced at the Mercedes assembly plant in Tuscaloosa County.
“We are very excited to finally establish a footprint in the Tuscaloosa region. The new plant will be a clear sign of a successful partnership with our customer and the state of Alabama,” said Vivek Chaand Sehgal, chairman of the Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG).
Located just east of the city of Tuscaloosa, the new SMP facility will be just minutes from the 3.7 million-square-foot Mercedes production center in Vance, where an Alabama workforce assembled 232,000 vehicles in 2014. Mercedes is increasing annual output to 300,000 vehicles after adding new models, including the C-Class sedan and the GLE Coupe, to the production line-up.
SMP Tuscaloosa Fun Facts:
74 acre site, moved over 1 million cubic yards of onsite material, installed over 20,000 lineal feet of storm, water and sewer piping.