Mobis North America Creates 185 Jobs in Toledo, Ohio

Monday, December 11, 2023

An industry leading Tier-1 automotive supplier announces plans to build a new electric vehicle battery assembly plant in Northwest Ohio.

TOLEDO, Ohio – Mobis North America will invest $13,800,000 to locate a new manufacturing plant in Toledo, Ohio that will assemble battery systems for electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. Mobis expects that the plant will create 185 manufacturing jobs.

The Ohio Tax Credit Authority has approved a Job Creation Tax Credit for the company.

Construction is already underway on the new plant, with production planned to start in August 2024. The investment in the new state-of-the-art facility expands Mobis’ electrification capabilities and bolsters the company’s sustainability and environmentalism efforts.

With another plant in Toledo, Ohio, and two other facilities in Metro Detroit, Michigan, Mobis North America has around 1,000 employees. Through the company’s core values of the Customer, Synergy, Innovation, and Resilience, Mobis has created a service-oriented culture driven by the local workforce. The company recognizes the resilient and dedicated work culture of Northwest Ohio, which was a key consideration in locating the new battery systems plant in Toledo.

“We’ve been manufacturing in Toledo, Ohio for nearly 20 years, and we are excited to continue to invest in the community with this new battery plant. The state-of-the-art facility will bring 185 good-paying, upskilled jobs to the area, and be a driving force in automotive electrification here in the Midwest,” said Dong Hee (Danny) Son, General Manager.

For Mobis, this facility helps solidify its position as an industry leader in automotive electrification and demonstrates the company’s commitment and investment in Northwest Ohio.

Mobis recognizes and appreciates the significant contributions and support from the economic development organizations, including JobsOhio, the Regional Growth Partnership, Lucas County and the City of Toledo. “This project’s success depended in a large part on the huge support from JobsOhio, the RGP, Lucas County and the City of Toledo, and working together, we expect long-term positive impact for both the company and the local community” said Josh Wingate, Plant Manager, who has been a leading contributor to the project.

Mobis will locate their operations in the newly constructed 285,000 square-foot spec building at the Toledo Trade Center Industrial Park, the former site of the North Towne Square Mall. NorthPoint Development serves as developer and property owner of the site. The site was the recipient of an Ohio Site Inventory Program grant through JobsOhio which was designed to support speculative site and building development. Rudolph Libbe Group is the construction services provider.

"Today marks a significant milestone in our city's relentless pursuit to revitalize the long-abandoned North Towne Square Mall site, left desolate for more than 17 years, now transformed into a dynamic industrial park," declared Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz. "It is with immense pride that we join NorthPoint Development and our others partners to extend a warm welcome to Mobis, the first company to set its roots in this transformed space."

“Mobis choosing Ohio to establish its new metal base plate production for EV parts brings the company’s second manufacturing facility to the region while diversifying its operations in Lucas County,” said JobsOhio President and CEO J.P. Nauseef. “The attraction of this plant from a global leader in smart mobility demonstrates the value proposition Ohio brings as the market for electric hybrid vehicles continues to grow.”

Mobis North America is the world’s largest full-service module supplier. Mobis manufactures the three core modules required for vehicle assembly, plus separate driver safety and convenience group components. From design to manufacturing, Mobis supplies cutting edge products optimized for its buyers’ needs. Mobis provides highly complex components and modules to numerous suppliers all over the world. Mobis North America is proud to serve its customers in the American market.