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New Mazda Toyota supplier to create 380 jobs in Huntsville
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) – Governor Kay Ivey announced on Tuesday that Japan-based DaikyoNishikawa US plans to invest $110 million to open an auto parts manufacturing facility in Huntsville. The supplier will serve the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. assembly plant now under construction.

The company, called DNUS for short, will create approximately 380 jobs at the new Alabama facility, which will produce plastic automotive parts.

For decades, Alabama has built strong relationships with many leading Japanese businesses, and I know that we will forge a productive, long-lasting partnership with DaikyoNishikawa, Governor Ivey said. Were pleased that this world-class automotive supplier has selected our state for the site of its first U.S. manufacturing facility and look forward to seeing it put down roots in Sweet Home Alabama, where so many of our Japanese partners have found success.

The company currently has production sites in Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia and China. As the company plans to build a facility in the Rocket City, its looking to hire 380 people. Thats in addition to the 4,000 jobs the Mazda-Toyota plant will bring.

DNUS is the first on-site partner announced for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS), a $1.6 billion joint-venture assembly plant being built on a 2,500-acre site in the Limestone County portion of Huntsville.

Construction on the DNUS facility is expected to begin this summer. Once the plant begins operations to coincide with the start of MTMUS vehicle production in 2021, DNUSs Alabama workforce will produce large resin parts such as bumpers and instrument panels.

Bland is from Huntsville and says he enjoys seeing the area grow. The governors office says DNUS will invest $110 million to open its own manufacturing facility, where it will build parts such as bumpers and instrument panels.

DaikyoNishikawa is a welcome addition to Alabamas rapidly growing network of high-caliber international auto suppliers, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce Greg Canfield said. With this significant investment, the company is signaling its strong confidence in Alabama workers and the states business environment. I know we can build a great future together.

“Its going to help expand a little more of Limestone County, areas like Limestone, Madison, Athens, its going to help expand them because people are going to come get jobs,” Bland said.

DNUSs project begins just months after MTMUS launched construction on its Alabama facility, which will employ up to 4,000 workers at full production. In 2021, MTMUS will produce up to 300,000 vehicles annually, split evenly between Mazda and Toyota.

Construction on the DNUS facility is expected to start this summer. The plan is for it to start operating at the same time the Mazda-Toyota plant is completed.

DaikyoNishikawa Corp., a publicly traded company in Japan, first announced the Alabama project today after the markets closed in Tokyo. DNUS has already established a temporary office in Huntsville and a human resources director to prepare for hiring.

“Thats just better for the city, bringing in more opportunity, more jobs for everybody,” Darius Bland said.

Huntsville welcomes DaikyoNishikawa to our growing regional network of automotive suppliers, Mayor Tommy Battle said. Theyre joining an outstanding partnership with Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A., and were collectively witnessing the birth of a major automotive hub for the U.S. and the world.

The first on-site supplier for the Mazda-Toyota facility will bring nearly 400 jobs to Huntsville.

Based in Hiroshima, DaikyoNishikawa operates about a dozen R&D centers and manufacturing plants in Japan, as well as production sites in Mexico, Thailand, Indonesia and China. It employs more than 5,000 people across these sites.

The company, whose roots stretch to the early 1950s, supplies plastic parts to many of the major automakers based in Japan, including Mazda and Toyota.

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey gives a thumbs up as she arrives to sign the gas tax bill in the state capitol building in Montgomery, Ala., on Tuesday March 12, 2019. (Mickey Welsh/The Montgomery Advertiser via AP)

A Japanese auto supplier will open its first U.S. facility in Huntsville to provide parts to the Mazda Toyota Manufacturing USA facility, Gov. Kay Ivey announced Tuesday morning.

The supplier, known as DNUS, is the second major supplier to make plans to locate in north Alabama in the aftermath of the January 2018 announcement that the MTMUS plant would be built in Huntsville.

For decades, Alabama has built strong relationships with many leading Japanese businesses, and I know that we will forge a productive, long-lasting partnership with DaikyoNishikawa, Ivey said in the announcement. Were pleased that this world-class automotive supplier has selected our state for the site of its first U.S. manufacturing facility and look forward to seeing it put down roots in Sweet Home Alabama, where so many of our Japanese partners have found success.

According to the governors office, DNUS is the first on-site partner announced for Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A. (MTMUS), a $1.6 billion joint-venture assembly plant being built on a 2,500-acre site in the Limestone County portion of Huntsville.

Construction on the DNUS facility is expected to begin this summer. Once the plant begins operations to coincide with the start of MTMUS vehicle production in 2021, DNUSs Alabama workforce will produce large resin parts such as bumpers and instrument panels.

DaikyoNishikawa is a welcome addition to Alabamas rapidly growing network of high-caliber international auto suppliers, Secretary of the Alabama Department of Commerce Greg Canfield said in the announcement. With this significant investment, the company is signaling its strong confidence in Alabama workers and the states business environment. I know we can build a great future together.

Canfield told AL.com at the Toyota Boshoku announcement last month that more supplier announcements were in the pipeline.

The jobs associated with the MTMUS suppliers are in addition to the 4,000 jobs that will be created at the automobile manufacturing plant.

DaikyoNishikawa Corp., a publicly traded company in Hiroshima, Japan, first announced the Alabama project today after the markets closed in Tokyo, the governors announcement said. DNUS has already established a temporary office in Huntsville and a human resources director to prepare for hiring.

Huntsville welcomes DaikyoNishikawa to our growing regional network of automotive suppliers, Mayor Tommy Battle said in the announcement. Theyre joining an outstanding partnership with Mazda Toyota Manufacturing U.S.A., and were collectively witnessing the birth of a major automotive hub for the U.S. and the world.


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