• L’Oréal
  • KeyKeg
  • brevini
  • TriEnda
  • Sasol
  • Rittal Corporation
  • LaCroix Group
  • Hino Motors
  • Rana
  • Webasto
  • MITAS
  • Michelin North America
  • Britax Child Safety Inc.
  • Lafarge
  • ZF
  • Gestamp
  • Mapal
  • la benteler s
  • Gonvarri
  • Fresenius Medical Care
  • Gameloft
  • Boeing
  • voestalpine
  • Hine Group
  • Gerresheimer
  • Digna Biotech
  • Grupo Losan
  • Con-Pearl North America
  • MAGE SOLAR
  • UPM Raflatac
  • Geka Brush GmbH
  • BauschLinnemann North America

Automotive

The US automotive industry (suppliers and manufacturer) is the largest manufacturing industry in the U.S. representing nearly 10% of the U.S. economy.

As such it is a critical economic driver, substantially contributing to employment and productivity. Motor vehicle production reportedly accounts for over 10 percent of the U.S. private-sector gross domestic product, and one out of every seven jobs in the U.S. is in automotive manufacturing or a related industry.

Foreign Direct Investment continues to play an increasingly important role to the U.S. automotive industry. There are now nine foreign-based motor vehicle companies producing vehicles in fifteen auto plants in the United States. To varying degrees these companies also have encouraged their traditional supplier firms to co-locate new facilities in the United States to supply their new operations.

Over the last twenty years, foreign-based manufacturers have steadily added production capacity in the United States. Their share of U.S. passenger vehicle production accounted for 36.4 percent in 2006.

Source: Department of Commerce – U.S. International Trade Administration

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