Android Industries and Avancez to Celebrate Expansion Nov. 7

Company to Add New Workspace and Up to 313 Jobs in Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Android Industries and its partner, Avancez, will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony at their new location at 12808 Stonebridge Road in Roanoke. The automotive module assembler recently announced plans to invest $14.7 million to expand its operations in Allen County, creating up to 313 new jobs by the end of 2018.

The ribbon-cutting ceremony is open to the public and will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7. Android and Avancez will offer refreshments and accept applications to fill the new jobs.

Android Industries currently occupies a portion of the building at 13004 Fogwell Parkway. This year, the company is growing its scope of work to include an additional 55,000 square feet in this location, thereby using the entire 112,000-square-foot facility. In addition, Android Industries is support its alliance partner, Avancez, as they begin operations at a second facility, located on Stonebridge Road.

Android Industries and Avancez, which together employ more than 2,000 associates globally and more than 70 in Allen County, have begun hiring assemblers, material coordinators, maintenance technicians, engineers and other skilled personnel. Interested applicants may apply at http://www.android-ind.com/careers/.

“We have been active, contributing members in our Fort Wayne community since 2012,” said Kathryn Nichols, CEO of Android and Avancez. “We support and believe in the Midwest values and the work ethic so deeply ingrained in our team members. We value the leadership in our community; and we are honored to grow with our General Motors customer. Thanks to our team members for supporting and believing in us. Thanks to Fort Wayne’s leadership for striving to make the community a great place to work and live.  And many thanks to GM for trusting us with this opportunity. By working together towards a common goal, we all win.”

Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, Android Industries operates in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, Turkey, and Italy, with additional near-term expansion in China. Services include just-in-time assembly, flexible tooling and equipment, global supply chain management, welding, fabricating, Aquence™ coating, and more.

The land on Stonebridge Road was acquired in 2010 by the Allen County Redevelopment Commission, outfitted with infrastructure, then sold as a shovel-ready parcel. NorthPoint Development LLC purchased the land from the County in 2014 and built the current structure. Android / Avancez will join two other companies that currently occupy portions of the building.

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About Android Industries

Android is a partner supplier for General Motors and other automobile manufacturers. The company is proud of its team-based culture, its Midwest values, and its deep roots in the automotive industry. Android has designed and built customized tooling and equipment solutions for the automotive industry since 1974. Its team offers unique and effective problem-solving solutions around the globe. And since entering the just-in-time assembly business 30-years ago, the company has shipped more than 500 million complex modules to customer assembly plants. Android looks forward to expanding and strengthening its foundation by working with its Avancez partner as an extension of General Motors’ Fort Wayne team. To learn more about Android, visit www.android-ind.com.

 

About Avancez

Avancez was founded in 2011 as an assembler of complex modules and a global supply chain manager. The company provides these services in Michigan and Canada, and is pleased to expand its reach into Fort Wayne, Indiana. Avancez is a nationally certified women’s business enterprise (WBENC). To learn more about Avancez, visit www.avancezassembly.com/.

 

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc.

Greater Fort Wayne (GFW) Inc. serves Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana, as its metro chamber alliance and primary point of contact for economic growth. GFW Inc. focuses on prosperity and community vibrancy through economic development, advocacy, programs and resources that support business success, leadership development, graduate retention and community engagement. To learn more, visit www.greaterfortwayneinc.com.