Gestamp adds new facility for chassis, paint, and laser welding lines in Michigan

Nov. 2, 2016
Gestamp is opening a new manufacturing facility in Chelsea, MI, including a remote laser welding line.

Automotive metal parts and assemblies supplier Gestamp (Madrid, Spain) is opening a new manufacturing facility in Chelsea, MI (right outside of Ann Arbor). Gestamp Washtenaw, LLC, a new subsidiary of Gestamp, will invest $68 million and create 195 new jobs over the next four years.

The company specializes in products that lead to the development of lighter, safer, and more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles. In Chelsea, Gestamp is building chassis assembly and electronic coat paint lines, as well as adding a remote laser welding 3D technology line.

Ann Arbor SPARK provided site selection assistance to Gestamp as it looked for a facility in the region. In addition, Ann Arbor SPARK connected the company to resources at Michigan Works that will help Gestamp find skilled labor.

In addition to a Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant awarded by the Michigan Economic Development Corp. (MEDC), the City of Chelsea offered support to the project in the form of property tax abatements. Ann Arbor SPARK worked with the company to secure these incentives that resulted in Gestamp choosing Chelsea over competing locations outside of Michigan.

For more information, please visit www.annarborusa.org.

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