Auto supplier opening $11 million Birmingham plant

An Austrian auto supplier is opening an $11.1 million plant in Birmingham.

Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts Inc. will outfit an existing facility at 260-A Lyon Lane off of Lakeshore Parkway in Birmingham.

“This investment is an important step in the growth strategy of our company in the U.S.,” Philipp Schulz, local managing director of Voestalpine Automotive Body Parts, said in a statement. “We are very excited about starting operations in Birmingham and being part of the automotive supplier network in Alabama.”

Birmingham is providing $960,237 in tax abatements over 10 years. The plant will employ 42 people.

Voestalpine was founded in 1938 and is headquartered in Linz, Austria. It also sells steel and railway goods.

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