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Knoxville-Area Automotive Parts Manufacturers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'14
'13CompanyPhone
Website
County/Plant size1
Local empl.
FT/PT
FTE/seasonal
ProductsParent company
'13 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.com
Blount/1,996,575
3,500
3,500 / NA
NA/NA
Components and systems
DENSO Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$35.09 billion
Jack Helmboldt
President
1988
22DTR Tennessee
199 Pottertown Road2
Midway, TN 37809
423-422-4454
dtrtn.com
Greene, Claiborne/772,0003
1,311
1,311 / NA
NA/NA
Anti-vibration devices, rubber and plastic hoses
Tokai Rubber Industries
Komaki City, Japan
$3.45 billion
Tetsu Matsui
Randy Rumbley
President, CEO
Sr. VP, COO
1996
33DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee
2400 Denso Drive
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-0000
densocorp-na.com
McMinn/503,5004
1,2155
965 / 0
NA/NA
Oxygen sensors, fuel injectors, monolithic carriers, spark plugs, ignition coils
DENSO Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$35.09 billion
Youichi Yamashita
President
2003
44Mahle Engine Components USA
One Mahle Drive
Morristown, TN 37815
423-581-6603
us.mahle.com
Hamblen/560,600
1,031
NA / NA
NA/NA
Pistons, engine components for power cell assemblies
Mahle GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany
$13.81 billion
Martyn Hempston
President
1976
56JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Vonore Co.
55 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-9200
jtekt.com
Monroe/345,000
923
923 / 0
NA/NA
Steering & driveline systems
JTEKT Corp.
Nagoya, Japan
$12.72 billion
Brad Franklin
Plant Manager
1988
65SL Tennessee
312 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-8511
sl-america.com
Anderson/565,0006
750
750 / 0
0/0
Gear shift assemblies, parking brake levers, head lamps & tail lamps
SL Corp.
Daegu, Korea
$250 million
Y.K. Woo
President
2001
712Exedy America Corp.
2121 Holston Bend Drive
Mascot, TN 37806
865-932-3700
exedyusa.com
Knox/440,000
746
543 / 203
NA/NA
Torque converters, transmission clutches
Exedy Corp.
Osaka, Japan
$180 million
Jim Snodgrass
Senior director
1994
88JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Morristown7
5932 Commerce Blvd.
Morristown, TN 37814
423-585-0999
jtekt-na.com
Hamblen/400,000
715
NA / NA
NA/NA
Steering & driveline systems
JTEKT Corp.
Nagoya, Japan
$12.72 billion
Kenneth F. Boling
Plant manager
1989
99TManufacturer's Industrial Group - Stamping Facility8
1210 E. Madison Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-5500
migllc.com
McMinn/NA
700
NA / NA
NA/NA
Seating
NA
NA
NA
Robbie Harrington
General manager
2010
107TRW Fuji Valve
128 River Bend Drive
Sevierville, TN 37876
865-453-0199
trw.com
Sevier/165,000
695
6039 / NA
NA/NA
Engine valves
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.10
Livonia, Mich.
$16.4 billion
Adam Cohn
Plant manager
1989
119TEagle Bend Manufacturing
1000 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-3800
magna.com
Anderson/550,000
671
NA / NA
NA/NA
Auto body parts
Magna International
Aurora, ON, Canada
$34.8 billion
Ed Steinebach
General manager
1987
1211Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee11
221 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-4581
aisin.com
Anderson/524,000
580
NA / NA
NA/NA
Casting, machining & assembly of timing chain covers, pistons, pumps
Aisin Seiki
Kariya, Japan
$24.7 billion
Steve Barnes
President
2004
13NRWaupaca Foundry
134 Waupaca Drive
Etowah, TN 37331
423-263-6000
waupacafoundry.com
McMinn/272,000
560
500 / NA
60/NA
Brake rotors, brake anchors, brake calipers, brake drums, differential cases
Waupaca Foundry
Waupaca, WI
NA
Sam Greene
Plant Manager
2001
14NRNational Seating Co.
200 National Drive
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-6651
cvgrp.com
Monroe/215,000
458
458 / 0
458/0
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
$747.72 million
Joel William Newsted
Director of operations
1985
1513Lear Corp.7
325 Industrial Ave.
Morristown, TN 37813
423-585-2200
lear.com
Hamblen/280,000
403
NA / NA
NA/NA
Seating
Lear Corp.
Southfield, MI
$16.2 billion
David S. Staples
Plant manager
1968
1614Carlex Glass Co.12
77 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-1105
carlex.com
Monroe/435,500
393
NA / NA
NA/NA
Automotive glass
Central Glass Co. Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan
$1.85 billion
Sam Aoki
President
1989
17NROTICS USA
5555 Interstate View Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
423-581-9933
oticsusa.com
Hamblen/259,000
25013
240 / NA
NA/NA
Engine components & suspension parts
OTICS Corp.
Nishio, Japan
NA
Takashi Harada
Kazutaka Fukushima
President
Sr. VP
2001
1716ARC Automotive
1729 Midpark Road
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-583-7600
arcautomotive.com
Knox/30,000
250
NA / NA
NA/NA
Air bag inflators
The Jordan Co.
New York, NY
NA
Ali El-Haj
President, CEO14
1992
1 Sq. ft.; 2 Also Tazewell, TN; 3 452,000 Midway, 320,000 Tazewell; 4 For two manufacturing facilities; 5 Includes 250 contract employees; 6 Multiple buildings; 7 Source declined to participate. Information from Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce; 8 Source declined to participate. Information from 2013 survey; 9 Also 92 contract employees; 10 80% ownership. Fuji Oozx USA, headquartered in Fujisawa, Japan, holds 20% ownership; 11 Source declined to participate. Information from company website; 12 Source declined to participate. Information from Monore Co. Economic Development Agency Industrial Guide; 13 Includes 10 contract employees; 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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