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April 08, 2021


Mercedes-Benz supplier SMP Automotive Systems Alabama is moving into a third facility in Tuscaloosa County.

The company plans a $4.195 million plant using about 112 employees from Plant 1, including at least four new hires. The new facility will support new and on‐going activities at SMP’s initial plant.

A subsidiary of Samvardhana Motherson Group (SMG), the company built a 700,000‐square foot facility in Tuscaloosa County in 2015 to supply various exterior and interior components for Mercedes models. In 2019, SMP opened a second Tuscaloosa County plant located on Brookwood Parkway. The third facility will be located in an existing building in the Cedar Cove Technology Park, adjacent to Plant 1.

SMP manufactures multiple automotive components and supplies logistics and other services to Mercedes-Benz U.S. International. More than 1,900 people currently work at the company’s two plants in Tuscaloosa County.

“We are excited about the additional opportunities that this new plant will bring us. Our focus on North America will also continue as we explore new areas in which we can bring value to our customers,” Motherson Group Chairman V.C. Sehgal said.

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