The Schaeffler Group, a global automotive and industrial supplier, invested approximately $60 million in an expansion at its Wooster, Ohio, facility. The project included the creation of new production areas, a shipping center and office space. The Wooster site, which will become the company’s U.S. center for advanced e-mobility development, now employs nearly 2,000 workers. Starting in 2018, Schaeffler will start to manufacture hybrid modules for a large American automobile manufacturer in the expanded manufacturing area.
According to Schaeffler, the expanded capacities at the Wooster plant will help the company meet high demand in components for automatic transmissions, torque converters and torque converter lockup clutches. Employees at Wooster are already working on the future production of an electric axle.