FORT WAYNE, Ind. — Just over a year after moving into Allen County, Multimatic is already growing. The global automotive engineering and manufacturing company today announced plans to create up to 75 jobs by the end of 2021 and invest more than $22 million in an expansion that will nearly double the size of its local facility in New Haven.
Multimatic’s plant, located at 2808 Adams Center Road, is on track to grow by an additional 111,000 square feet in 2019. The expansion allows for additional final assembly operations, as demand for the company’s products continues to grow. Multimatic expects the expanded space to be fully operational by the end of 2020.
Headquartered near Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Multimatic engineers and manufactures complex mechanisms, body hardware, suspension system components, body structures, and lightweight composite automotive systems. Multimatic also delivers niche vehicle design, development, and production for road and race car applications. In addition to General Motors, Ford, and Fiat Chrysler, Multimatic counts virtually all major auto manufacturers as customers. The company’s Allen County plant is its second in Indiana, joining one in Butler.
“We’ve had tremendous success since opening the New Haven facility,” said Rick Nafziger, general manager at Multimatic’s New Haven plant. “From the talented workforce, to the convenient location, to the strong infrastructure, choosing Indiana has been a good business decision for Multimatic. As the company continues to grow, the New Haven plant plays an important role.”
The company plans to fill a number of important positions, including production operators, maintenance technicians, robotic/controls specialists, and tool and die personnel. Interested applicants can learn more about Multimatic’s employment opportunities at careers.multimatic.com.
“It’s encouraging that companies like Multimatic continue to choose Indiana for growth, again and again,” Indiana Economic Development Corp. (IEDC) President Elaine Bedel said. “Multimatic has a strong Hoosier team – just one of the many strengths Indiana offers manufacturers across the state. I look forward to the company’s continued growth and job creation here, and am confident that our skilled workforce will help propel Multimatic to the next level.”
The IEDC offered Multimatic up to $600,000 in conditional tax credits based on the company’s job creation plans. These incentives are performance-based, meaning that until Hoosiers are hired, the company is not eligible to claim incentives. Northeast Indiana Works will provide the company with additional hiring and training assistance. New Haven City Council will also consider tax phase-ins for Multimatic’s eligible real and personal (equipment) property investments.
“We’re thrilled to see Multimatic’s rapid growth here in New Haven,” New Haven Mayor Terry McDonald said. “We have worked hard to build an excellent environment for business, and this is a sign that those efforts are paying off.”
Founded in 1984, Multimatic is a global enterprise supplying engineered components, systems and services to the automotive industry. The company operates plants and offices in more than ten countries across North America, Europe, and Asia, serving automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. For more information about Multimatic, visit multimatic.com.
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