Jan. 23, 2013
German Company Building Auto Parts Facility in Kentucky
Germany's Kemmerich has announced plans to construct its first manufacturing facility in the United States. Kemmerich USA is launching a $12.2 million investment to construct an automotive parts manufacturing facility in Murray, Ky.
Kemmerich, established in Germany in the late 19th century, has been a key supplier to the automotive industry for more than 50 years. The company has grown to become an original equipment manufacturer in several international markets, and produces stamped and welded components for a variety of automotive manufacturers.
"We chose Murray after a lengthy search throughout the United States," says Thomas Bergen, CEO of Kemmerich. "Three key factors were important to us: cost of production, workforce and logistics. We see that Murray offers lower costs of production, a highly flexible and qualified workforce and a favorable location. Our new plant will be strategically positioned to supply General Motors and Ford in the Midwest, as well as Mercedes, BMW and Volkswagen in the South."
Murray is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky, about two hours from Nashville, Tenn.