Official opening of Purem by Eberspaecher Louisville
Esslingen, Germany / Louisville (KY), US, 27 July 2022 – The continuing strong demand for exhaust aftertreatment systems and the proximity to the customer make an increased local presence necessary. The new plant at Louisville, Kentucky (USA) demonstrates the relevance of the market for Purem by Eberspaecher. The launch of the serial production will be in November 2022. Purem by Eberspaecher Executive Vice President Ralf Maus was more than happy to welcome Andy Beshear, Governor of the State of Kentucky, on site for the official opening ceremony.
Diesel exhaust aftertreatment systems from Purem by Eberspaecher will be produced on an area of more than 180,000 square feet from November 2022. This will add another manufacturing facility to the global production footprint: Louisville is Eberspaecher’s seventh site in the USA and will create approximately 250 new jobs in the region. During his visit on site, Executive Vice President at Purem by Eberspaecher, Ralf Maus, emphasized the special commitment of the team there: “The motivation and willingness to perform of the growing team in Louisville was proof that we are making an investment in the future. Today, we are celebrating the opening of our new plant in Louisville together. With the components to be produced here, we are laying the foundation for another step towards clean mobility.” And components there will be quite a few in Louisville: Production is targeted at up to one million per year in the future.
Grand opening ceremony
In addition to Ralf Maus, Andy Beshear, Governor of the State of Kentucky, was also impressed by the progress made in the construction of the new production facility. Maus praised the cooperation during the whole construction phase with the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the city of Louisville: “We have not regretted our decision to locate in Louisville. In addition to the exceptionally good logistical location, we appreciate the excellent partnership with local officials.” The state of Kentucky will also benefit from the new location, as Governor Andy Beshear explains: “Kentucky’s automotive industry continues to see incredible momentum and remains one of our state’s most important sectors. This can only happen because of companies such as Purem by Eberspaecher committing to the commonwealth and its workforce. Today’s official opening event is an incredible achievement for not just Eberspaecher, but for Louisville and our automotive sector state-wide. I am thrilled to be here today to celebrate this exciting step and look forward to Eberspaecher’s success for many years to come.”
Clean Mobility from Purem by Eberspaecher
Purem by Eberspaecher solutions and components are making a major contribution to compliance with emission standards and the clean mobility of tomorrow. In Louisville, Diesel exhaust aftertreatment systems will be produced for a major North American automobile manufacturer. Therefore, state-of-the-art technologies are featured, including 36 automated welding cells and 60 welding robots. The portfolio in Louisville includes catalytic converters, particulate filters, and complete systems to reduce emissions in Diesel pickup truck models. What they all have in common is the reduction of exhaust and noise emissions through state-of-the-art technologies and Purem by Eberspaecher’s years of expertise.
Strong presence in the market
With its solutions for Clean Mobility, Purem by Eberspaecher manages to fulfill the even more strict legislation concerning emissions and acoustics. Eberspaecher North America has been present in the market since 1999 with its Headquarters in Novi, Michigan. The new location enables the company to meet the market’s high demand for exhaust aftertreatment systems, while its proximity to the customers ensures rapid availability and delivery.
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About Purem by Eberspaecher:
Purem by Eberspaecher is a subsidiary of the Esslingen-based Eberspaecher Group. To achieve clean and quiet mobility, around 7,000 employees develop and produce exhaust and acoustic systems for passenger cars, CVs, and off-road vehicles. The technologies make a significant contribution to meeting the strictest emission standards and noise guidelines. Its customer base includes the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers. In 2021, the area within the group of companies generated revenue of around 5.3 billion euros. Net revenue adjusted for transitory items amounted to 1.6 billion euros.
With approximately 10,600 employees at 80 locations worldwide, the Eberspaecher Group is one of the automotive industry’s leading system developers and suppliers. The family business, headquartered in Esslingen am Neckar, stands for innovative solutions in exhaust technology, automotive electronics and thermal management for a broad range of vehicle types. In combustion or hybrid engines and in e-mobility, the components and systems from Eberspaecher ensure greater comfort, higher safety and a clean environment. Eberspaecher is paving the way for future technologies such as mobile and stationary fuel cell applications, synthetic fuels as well as the use of hydrogen as an energy carrier. In 2021, the Group generated revenue of around 6.0 billion euros. Net revenue adjusted for transitory items amounted to 2.3 billion euros.