NOVI, MICH. (Aug. 16, 10:35 a.m. ET) — Automotive supplier CooperStandard Automotive Inc. is expanding its production in Eastern Europe.
The company said it is set to build a body-sealing and fluid-handling business in Craiova, Romania.
Complete plans are still being finalized, the company said in an Aug. 10 announcement, but the new site initially will supply Ford Motor Co. and house both manufacturing and offices.
At full capacity, the plant will employ more than 150 people, CooperStandard said.
The Novi-based company makes both plastic and rubber seals as well as tubes, hoses and containers for auto fluids, such as brake and fuel lines.