Officials announced today that Borgers USA Corp., an automotive supplier based in Germany, has chosen Norwalk for its second North American manufacturing facility.
The new $60 million facility will employ 230 Ohioans who will help the company meet growing demand in the U.S. market.
“Borgers decision to choose Ohio for its new manufacturing facility not only brings a high number of good jobs to Norwalk, it demonstrates the strength of auto manufacturing in the state,” JobsOhio President and Chief Investment Officer John Minor said. “This is a fifth-generation company with a worldwide reputation for high-quality manufacturing as well as being an involved partner in the communities where it invests; we are delighted that Borgers now has a presence in Ohio.”
Werner Borgers, CEO and president, said one reason the company chose Norwalk was they believed in the quality of the workforce.
“Norwalk is a great location regarding logistics as it relates to our Midwest customers and the labor force is exceptional and highly motivated. In addition to that we feel that there is a great emotional fit between the people in Norwalk and the values and characteristics of our family business. We are very excited about becoming part of the Norwalk community and we look forward to starting the project soon,” said Borgers, a major shareholder in the family-owned business that was founded in 1866.
“This is great news for our community. The Borgers Company is a quality operation and we are ecstatic that they have chosen Norwalk for their new U.S. operation,” said Norwalk Mayor Rob Duncan. “This has been a collaborative effort with our many partners from the State and JobsOhio, Team NEO, our own Norwalk Economic Development Corporation and Executive Director Ellen Heinz, as well as local community and business partners.”
Borgers USA Corporation is the U.S. subsidiary of Borger AG, an automotive supplier that manufactures acoustically efficient interior and exterior components. JobsOhio began attracting the company to Ohio during a visit to Borgers’ headquarters in Bocholt, Germany, in November 2013. The Norwalk facility will supply the company’s Midwestern customers.
Look for more details later on this website and in Tuesday's Norwalk Reflector.