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Knoxville-Area Automotive Parts Manufacturers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'15
'14CompanyPhone
Website
County/Plant size1
Local empl.
FT/PT
FTE/seasonal
ProductsParent company
'14 companywide rev./net sales
Top local executive
Locally established
11DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
densocorp-na-dmtn.com
Blount/1,996,575
3,800
NA / NA
NA / NA
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
DENSO Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$39.8 billion
Jack Helmboldt
President, CEO
1988
23DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee
2400 Denso Drive
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-0000
densocorp-na.com
McMinn/559,2002
1,450
NA / NA
NA / NA
Oxygen sensors, fuel injectors, fuel rails, monolithic carriers, spark plugs, ignition coils
DENSO Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$39.8 billion
Youichi Yamashita
President
2003
32DTR Tennessee
199 Pottertown Road3
Midway, TN 37809
423-422-4454
dtrtn.com
Greene, Claiborne/772,0004
1,442
1,442 / NA
NA / NA
Anti-vibration devices, rubber and plastic hoses
Sumitomo Riko
Komaki City, Japan
$481.5 million
Tsutomo Matsuoka
Randy Rumbley
President, CEO
Sr. VP, COO
1996
45JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Vonore Co.
55 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-9200
jtekt.com
Monroe/345,000
1,032
953 / NA
80 / 0
Steering & driveline systems
JTEKT Corp.
Nagoya, Japan
$10.59 billion
Brad Franklin
Plant manager
1988
54MAHLE Engine Components USA
One Mahle Drive
Morristown, TN 37815
423-581-6603
us.mahle.com
Hamblen/568,000
1,000
NA / NA
NA / NA
Automotive and heavy-duty pistons, engine components for power cell assemblies, camshafts
Mahle GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany
$300 million
Martyn Hempston
President
1976
68JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Morristown
5932 Commerce Blvd.
Morristown, TN 37814
423-585-0999
jtekt-na.com
Hamblen/527,0005
828
NA / NA
NA / NA
Power steering pumps, electric power steering components, transmission pumps, die casting components, constant velocity joints
JTEKT Corp.
Nagoya, Japan
$10.59 billion
Jim Snodgrass
Plant manager
1989
76SL Tennessee
312 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-8511
sl-america.com
Anderson/565,0006
790
790 / NA
NA / NA
Gear shift assemblies, parking brake levers, head lamps & tail lamps
SL Corp.
Daegu, Korea
NA
Y.K. Woo
President
2001
87Exedy America Corp.
2121 Holston Bend Drive
Mascot, TN 37806
865-932-3700
exedyusa.com
Knox/440,000
699
443 / 160
96 / NA
Torque converters, transmission clutches
Exedy Corp.
Osaka, Japan
$169 million
Ted Yoshinaga
President
1994
910TRW Fuji Valve7
128 River Bend Drive
Sevierville, TN 37876
865-453-0199
trw.com
Sevier/165,000
695
6038 / NA
NA / NA
Engine valves
Federal-Mogul Powertrain
Southfield, MI
$7.3 billion
Adam Cohn
Plant manager
1989
1011Eagle Bend Manufacturing
1000 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-3800
magna.com
Anderson/550,000
690
690 / NA
NA / NA
Auto body parts
Magna International
Aurora, ON, Canada
$36.6 billion
Ed Steinebach
General manager
1987
1116Carlex Glass Co.
77 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-1105
carlex.com
Monroe/435,500
676
668 / 8
0 / 0
Automotive glass
Central Glass Co. Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan
$2 billion
Michael McNulty
Plant manager
1989
1213Waupaca Foundry
134 Waupaca Drive
Etowah, TN 37331
423-263-6000
waupacafoundry.com
McMinn/272,000
600
NA / NA
NA / NA
Brake rotors, brake anchors, brake calipers, brake drums, differential cases
Waupaca Foundry
Waupaca, WI
NA
Sam Greene
Plant manager
2001
1312Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee9
221 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-4581
aisintn.com
Anderson/524,000
580
580 / NA
NA / NA
Casting, machining & assembly of timing chain covers, pistons, pumps
Aisin Seiki
Kariya, Japan
$23.57 billion
Steve Barnes
President
2004
149Johnson Controls10
1210 E. Madison Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-5500
johnsoncontrols.com
McMinn/273,000
500
NA / NA
NA / NA
Seating
Johnson Controls
Milwaukee, WI
$42.83 billion
Rhonda Owens
Plant manager
2010
1514National Seating Co.11
200 National Drive
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-6651
cvgrp.com
Monroe/215,000
420
NA / NA
NA / NA
Static and suspension seat systems, electronic wire harness assemblies, controls and switches, cab structures and components, interior trim systems, mirrors and wiper systems
Commercial Vehicle Group
New Albany, OH
$839.7 million
Joel William Newsted
Director of operations
1985
1615Lear Corp.
325 Industrial Ave.
Morristown, TN 37813
423-585-2200
lear.com
Hamblen/280,000
37612
NA / NA
NA / NA
Seating
Lear Corp.
Southfield, MI
$17.7 billion
Lou Roberts
Plant manager
1968
1717TOTICS USA
5555 Interstate View Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
423-581-9933
oticsusa.com
Hamblen/354,000
275
275 / 0
NA / 10
Engine components & suspension parts
OTICS Corp.
Nishio, Japan
NA
Takashi Harada
Yuki Odai
Chairman
President
2001
1817TARC Automotive13
1729 Midpark Road
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-583-7600
arc-cpcn.com/
Knox/30,000
240
NA / NA
NA / NA
Air bag inflators
The Jordan Co.
New York, NY
NA
Ali El-Haj
President, CEO14
1992
1 Sq. ft.; 2 For two manufacturing facilities; 3 Also Tazewell, TN; 4 452,000 Midway, 320,000 Tazewell; 5 Includes main plaint, die casting facility, shipping facility; 6 Multiple buildings; 7 In Feb. 2015, Federal-Mogul Powertrain of Southfield, MI, acquired the engine valve division from TRW Automotive. Source declined to participate. Information from 2014 survey; 8 Also 92 contract employees; 9 Source declined to participate. Information from company website; 10 Formerly Manufacturer's Industrial Group - Stamping Facility; 11 Source declined to participate. Information from Monroe County Industrial Directory; 12 Forty-two salary employees, 334 hourly employees; 13 Also known as Cap-Con Automotive Technologies; 14 ARC Automotive and Casco Products
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company Web sites. NA=not applicable or not available. Area includes Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.
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