Hanon Systems recently announced plans to launch a new U.S. manufacturing facility in northwest Ohio to support its growing business with global vehicle manufacturers.

The newly leased facility is located in the village of Carey in Wyandot County, which is approximately 70 miles from the Michigan border.

"We are pleased to expand our presence in the U.S. to capitalize on business growth in this region, and we look forward to contributing to the local economy in Carey," said In-Young Lee, president and chief executive officer of Hanon Systems. "As a true global supplier, Hanon Systems is well-positioned to support global vehicle platforms from virtually anywhere in the world, and this new facility will help deliver value-added capability at a strategic location that is close to our customers."

The facility includes approximately 95,000 square feet of manufacturing space, with room for expansion based on business needs. Initially, the facility will injection-mold and assemble heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) modules on a range of future model-year vehicles for various global automakers. At full production, the company expects to employ nearly 140 hourly and salaried employees.

The new Ohio facility will be the first plant to launch under the Hanon Systems name, which changed from Halla Visteon Climate Control (HVCC) in July 2015. It also becomes the company's 40th global manufacturing site and the first U.S. plant to open since 2003, when the company established an operation in Shorter, Alabama.

Production at the Ohio facility is expected to begin in mid-2017.

A leading provider of automotive thermal solutions, Hanon Systems offers products such as heating ventilation and air conditioning, compressors, powertrain cooling, and fluid transport, as well as electric, hybrid and fuel cell vehicle thermal systems. The company employs more than 15,500 people worldwide.

For more information, visit www.hanonsystems.com.