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Knoxville-Area Automotive Parts Manufacturers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'17
'16CompanyPhone
Website
County/Plant size1
Local employees
FT/PT
ProductsParent company
'16 companywide rev./net sales
Top local executive
Locally established
11Denso Manufacturing Tennessee
1720 Robert C. Jackson Drive
Maryville, TN 37801
865-982-7000
densocorp-na-dmtn.com
Blount/1,996,575
4,439
3,639 / 800
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
Denso Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$40.25 billion
Jack Helmboldt
President, CEO
1988
23SRK Tennessee2
199 Pottertown Road3
Midway, TN 37809
423-422-4454
dtrtn.com
Greene, Claiborne/750,0004
1,500
1,200 / 300
Anti-vibration devices, rubber and plastic hoses
Sumitomo Riko
Komaki City, Japan
NA
Randy Rumbley
President, COO
1996
32Denso Manufacturing Athens Tennessee
2400 Denso Drive
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-0000
densocorp-na.com
McMinn/725,7505
1,437
1,437 / 1,737
Oxygen sensors, fuel injectors, fuel rails, monolithic carriers, spark plugs, ignition coils, high pressure pump
DENSO Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$40.25 billion
Ken Nagasaka
President
2003
44SL Tennessee
312 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-8511
sl-america.com
Anderson/765,0006
1,150
1,150 / NA
Gear shift assemblies and parking brake levers, head lamps and tail lamps
SL Corp.
Daegu, Korea
NA
W.S. Son
President
2001
55JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Vonore Co.
55 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-9200
jtekt-na.com
Monroe/800,000
1,125
1,117 / 8
Steering and driveline systems
JTEKT Corp.
Nagoya, Japan
$11.66 billion
Rod Shaw
Plant manager
1988
66MAHLE Engine Components USA
One Mahle Drive
Morristown, TN 37815
423-581-6603
us.mahle.com
Hamblen/568,000
1,068
NA / NA
Automotive and heavy-duty pistons, engine components for power cell assemblies, camshafts
MAHLE International GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany
$13.4 billion
Martyn Hempston
President
1976
77JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Morristown7
5932 Commerce Blvd.
Morristown, TN 37814
423-585-0999
jtekt-na.com
Hamblen/527,0008
843
NA / NA
Power steering pumps, electric power steering components, transmission pumps, die casting components, constant velocity joints
JTEKT Corp.
Nagoya, Japan
$11.66 billion
Mike Davidson
Senior vice president
1989
88Eagle Bend Manufacturing
1000 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-3800
magna.com
Anderson/710,000
800
700 / 100
Auto body parts
Magna International
Aurora, ON, Canada
$36.45 billion
Ed Steinebach
General manager
1987
810Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee
221 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-4581
aisin.com
Anderson/524,000
800
800 / 0
Casting, machining and assembly of timing chain covers, pistons, pumps
Aisin Seiki
Kariya, Japan
$26.23 billion
Steve Barnes
President
2004
109Exedy America Corp.9
2121 Holston Bend Drive
Mascot, TN 37806
865-932-3700
exedyusa.com
Knox/440,000
650
510 / 140
Torque converters and transmission clutches
Exedy Corp.
Osaka, Japan
$29.06 billion
Junji Jay Yamakawa
President
1994
1112Carlex Glass America
77 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-1161
carlex.com
Monroe/600,000
558
549 / 9
Automotive glass
Central Glass Co. Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan
$700 million
Michael McNulty
Plant manager
1989
1211Waupaca Foundry
134 Waupaca Drive
Etowah, TN 37331
423-263-6000
waupacafoundry.com
McMinn/397,000
500
NA / NA
Brake calipers and anchors, differential cases, knuckles, control arms, damper hubs
Hitachi Metals
Tokyo, Japan
$9.12 billion
Samuel Greene
Plant manager
2001
1313Johnson Controls10
1210 E. Madison Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-5500
johnsoncontrols.com
McMinn/273,000
476
NA / NA
Seating
Johnson Controls
Milwaukee, WI
NA
Rhonda Owens
Plant manager
2010
1415HUF North America
395 T. Elmer Cox Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-787-8500
huf-group.com
Greene/NA
460
460 / NA
Car access systems, passive entry systems, outer door systems, lockset and tailgate systems
Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co.
Velbert, Germany
NA
Carlos Marquis
President
1995
1514Lear Corp.7
325 Industrial Ave.
Morristown, TN 37813
423-585-2200
lear.com
Hamblen/280,000
455
NA / NA
Seating
Lear Corp.
Southfield, MI
$18.6 billion
Al DeVore
Plant manager
1968
1617OTICS USA
5555 Interstate View Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
423-581-9933
oticsusa.com
Hamblen/354,000
428
367 / 6111
Engine components and suspension parts
OTICS Corp.
Nishio, Japan
$180 million12
Takashi Harada
Yuki Odai
Chairman
President
2001
1716National Seating Co.13
200 National Drive
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-6651
cvgrp.com
Monroe/215,000
350
NA / NA
Static and suspension seat systems, electronic wire harness assemblies, controls and switches, cab structures and components, interior trim systems, mirrors and wiper systems
Commercial Vehicle Group
New Albany, OH
$662.1 million
Joel William Newsted
Director of operations
1985
18NRARC Automotive14
1729 Midpark Road
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-583-7600
arcautomotive.com
Knox/30,000
255
255 / NA
Air bag inflators
Yinyi Group Ltd.
Ningbo, China
NA
Mike Goodin
President, CEO
1992
1 Sq. ft.; 2 Formerly DTR Tennessee; 3 Also Tazewell, TN; 4 2 plants; 5 For two manufacturing facilities; 6 Multiple buildings; 7 Source declined to participate. Information from Morristown Area Chamber of Commerce; 8 Includes main plaint, die casting facility, shipping facility; 9 Source declined to participate. Information from 2016 survey; 10 Source declined to participate. Information from McMinn County Economic Development Agency; 11 Seasonal; 12 U.S. operations only; 13 Source declined to participate. Information from Monroe County Industrial Directory; 14 Also known as Cap-Con Automotive Technologies
Source: Individual company representatives, individual company websites. NA=not applicable or not available. Area includes Anderson, Blount, Campbell, Claiborne, Cocke, Grainger, Greene, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins, Jefferson, Knox, Loudon, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Roane, Scott, Sevier and Union counties. This list and other Knoxville-area market data are available as Excel spreadsheets at www.knoxvillebiz.com. If you notice an error or omission, please contact Angela Akers at 865-342-6424 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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