Sumitomo Builds New Facility in Ohio

Japanese automotive electronic systems manufacturer retains and creates 138 jobs in central Ohio.

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems Expanding, Building New Facility in Columbus Region

Columbus, OH – Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc., which designs and manufactures electronic systems for the automotive industry, today announced it will consolidate the company’s four Marysville locations into one, brand new facility located at 14684 Industrial Parkway in Marysville. The move will retain its existing 123 jobs and create 15 new jobs.

“The Columbus Region’s proximity to key automotive customers provides a strategic location to continue to grow our operations,” said Bick Marshall, vice president, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. North America. “Consolidating all of our existing Marysville-based associates under one roof will create much greater efficiencies, and be beneficial to our workforce, our customers and our community.”

The commitment of 15 new jobs will be in relation to new testing capabilities being added to Sumitomo’s Columbus Region operations. The company’s four existing Ohio facilities, all located in Marysville, focus on customer service, development and repacking capabilities.

“We are thrilled to see yet another automotive-oriented business growing and investing in Marysville,” said Mayor John Gore, City of Marysville. “Sumitomo’s retention of its existing workforce and the commitment to new capabilities and jobs is a win for the entire Columbus Region.”

Columbus-based developer Carey Realty Investments is investing $10 million into the build-to-suit facility, which broke ground today. The 355,000-square-foot facility, which includes 24,000 square feet of office space and 5,000 square feet of auto lab space, is expected to be complete in late 2014.

“JobsOhio is thrilled that Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. chose Central Ohio as the location for its consolidated facility, bringing more quality auto parts manufacturing jobs to the Region,” said Kristi Tanner, managing director, JobsOhio. “The company had many options to build this facility outside of Ohio, however, our regional partner, Columbus 2020, worked diligently to attract this investment and ensure today’s groundbreaking took place here in Marysville.”

About Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.

A single-point system integrator, Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc. designs and delivers "total" electrical and electronics systems – not just components and parts – to the automotive industry. Owned by Japan-based Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd. and Sumitomo Wiring Systems, Ltd., the company employs approximately 18,000 people in seven states as well as in Canada and Mexico. For more information, visit sewsus.com.

About Columbus 2020

Columbus 2020 is a public-private partnership that leverages the strengths of the Columbus Region’s talented workforce, small and large businesses, research and academic institutions, and international connections to ignite economic growth and build a healthier, more sustainable future for Central Ohio. The initiative grows our economy by ensuring that our existing companies are growing and thriving, that the world ́s leading companies are attracted to the 11-county region, that innovations are cultivated and commercialized, and that our civic infrastructure is continually improving to meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving world economy. For more information, visit ColumbusRegion.com


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