Borbet Alabama expands in Auburn

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Borbet Alabama is expanding its Auburn operation, investing $23.9 million and creating 25 new jobs during the next two years.
The Germany-based company was founded in 1881 as a family-run business and has become a leading European manufacturer of light metal alloy wheels for the automotive industry. The company has more than $1 billion in annual sales with nine global operations. Borbet is recognized throughout the world as a specialist in design excellence and high-quality production.
“Borbet is thankful for the support of City leadership and the commitment of those who make up the Borbet Alabama team that has allowed the Auburn operation to maintain continued growth and high company standards,” said Borbet Alabama CEO Juergen Keller.
Borbet located in Auburn in 2008 and is one of the largest industrial employers in the community. Its location in the Auburn Technology Park North has a vertically integrated production process that includes melting, casting, flow forming, x-raying, heat treating, machining and painting processes. Borbet Alabama continues to make investments in technology, like their new radial runout testing machines, to ensure its operation is on the cutting edge of the industry and provides high-tech, impactful jobs.
“Borbet is a valuable asset to Auburn and has been a remarkable corporate citizen since they made Auburn home in 2008,” said Auburn Mayor Ron Anders. “We’re grateful to them for the high-tech jobs and positive company culture they provide their employees and look forward to their continued growth.”
For more information on Borbet Alabama, visit borbet.de/en or contact the City of Auburn Economic Development Office at 334-501-7270.

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