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, 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.
  • A total of 10 car and light truck models are currently produced in the state.
  • Alabama automakers produced a total of 1.7 million automotive engines in 2016.
  • Alabama’s export dollars for vehicles and vehicle parts rose to $9 billion in 2016.

Assembly plant details:

Mercedes-Benz U.S. International

Location: Tuscaloosa County, Alabama
Capital Investment: More than $5 billion (Does not include $1 billion announced September 2017)
Team Members: 3,700 team members
Production Capacity: 300,000 vehicles annually
Plant size: More than 6 million square feet
Suppliers: 50+ auto-related suppliers in Alabama
Products: GLE SUV, GLE Coupe SUV, 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: 50+ auto-related suppliers in Alabama
Products: Odyssey minivan, Pilot SUV, Ridgeline truck, and V-6 engines

Hyundai Motor Manufacturing

Location: Montgomery County, Alabama
Capital Investment: More than $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; Theta 4-cylinder and Nu 4-cylinder engines

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Alabama

Location: Madison County
Announced: 2001
Capital Investment: $864 million (Does not include $106 million announced September 2017)
Employment: 1,400
Production Capacity: 710,000 annually
Plant Size: 1.1 million square feet
Products: 4-cylinder engines for  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.

Automotive Industry in Alabama
Honda Suppliers in Alabama – 2017
Hyundai Suppliers in Alabama -2017
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