Automotive

Alabama is home to vehicle assembly plants for Mercedes-Benz, Honda and Hyundai, and an engine assembly plant for Toyota. They are joined by a growing list of automotive suppliers such as Johnson Controls, Kamtek, Lear, ZF Lemforder, Topre, Gestamp, Mobis, Flex-N-Gate, Fleetwood Metals, North American Lighting and Mando.

Following are a few quick facts about Alabama’s dynamic automotive industry:

  • Alabama ranks 5th nationally in car and light truck production.
  • Alabama automakers produced more than 1 million cars and light-trucks in 2016. The state produces 11 car and light truck models.
  • Alabama automakers Toyota, Honda and Hyundai produced a total of 1.7 million automotive engines in 2016.
  • Alabama’s export dollars for vehicles and vehicle parts rose to $8.2 billion in 2015.

Assembly plant details:

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International

Location: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Capital Investment: $4.5 billion
Team Members: 3,600 team members
Production Capacity: 300,000 vehicles annually
Plant size: More than 5 million square feet
Suppliers: 50+ auto-related suppliers in Alabama
Products: GLE SUV, GLE Coupe GLS SUV, and C-Class sedan

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama

Location: Talladega County, Alabama
Capital Investment: $2.2 billion
Associates: 4,500 associates
Production Capacity: 340,000 vehicles and 340,000 engines annually
Plant size: 3.7 million square feet
Suppliers: 35+ auto-related suppliers in Alabama
Products: Odyssey minivan, Pilot SUV, Ridgeline truck, Acura MDX Luxury SUV, and V-6 engines

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing

Location: Montgomery County, Alabama
Capital Investment: $2.0 billion
Team Members: 3,600 team members
Production Capacity: 400,000 vehicles and 720,000 engines annually
Plant Size: 3.2 million square feet
Suppliers: 50+ suppliers in Alabama
Products: Sonata sedan, Elantra sedan, Santa Fe Sport SUV(summer 2016); Theta 4-cylinder and Nu 4-cylinder engines

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama

Location: Madison County
Announced: 2001
Capital Investment: $864 million
Employment: 1,200
Production Capacity: 710,000 annually
Plant Size: 1.1 million square feet
Suppliers: 35+ auto-related suppliers in Alabama
Products: 4-cylinder engines for Camry, Highlander, RAV4; V-6 engines for Highlander and Tacoma; V-8 engines for Tundra and Sequoia

For a closer look at Alabama’s automotive industry, please open the documents below.

Alabama’s Automotive Industry
Map of Honda Suppliers in Alabama – 2017
Map of Hyundai Suppliers in Alabama – 2017
Map of Mercedes Suppliers in Alabama – 2017
Map of Vehicle Assembly Plants in the Southeast

Helpful link:

Alabama Automotive Manufacturers Association

Video Library:

Honda Manufacturing of Alabama Simulation Video
Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama Simulation Video
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International Simulation Video
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama Simulation Video
Navistar Simulation Video