Sanoh Industrial Co., Ltd. has acquired an automotive tubing manufacturing facility in the United States and launched the local production of brake tubes and fuel tubes.
Sanoh America, Inc., a 100% subsidiary company of Sanoh, acquired the tubing manufacturing plant located in Archbold, Ohio from Cooper-Standard Automotive. The facility began operating as the Sanoh America Archbold Plant in March of this year, and has launched the production of tubing for automotive piping applications.
Sanoh America had previously been importing tubing primarily from Japan. The Archbold Plant operations will enable the company to create a self-sufficient system covering all processes from tubing production through bending into finished products. In addition, there are also plans to supply tubing manufactured at the Archbold Plant to other Sanoh subsidiaries, beginning in the North American region with Canada, Mexico and Brazil.
For the Sanoh Group, the new tubing manufacturing facility in the U.S. joins those in Japan, China, India and Thailand to form a network of tubing production bases in the five principal regions of operation. Sanoh will supply tubing from these production bases to its automotive tubular product processing facilities in 19 countries across the globe, and will strive to further improve the stable supply and quality of its automotive tubular products for customers all around the world.
Overview of the Archbold Plant
– Address: 701 East Lugbill Road, Archbold, Ohio, 43502, USA
– Site area: 60,704 m2
– Floor space: 22,300 m2
– Investment: USD 4 million