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Knoxville-Area Automotive Parts Manufacturers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'16
'15CompanyPhone
Website
County/Plant size1
Local empl.
FT/PT
FTE/seasonal
ProductsParent company
'15 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
3,900
NA / NA
NA / NA
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
Denso Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$35.9 billion
Jack Helmboldt
President, CEO
1988
22Denso Manufacturing Athens Tennessee
2400 Denso Drive
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-0000
densocorp-na.com
McMinn/559,2002
1,600
NA / NA
NA / NA
Oxygen sensors, fuel injectors, fuel rails, monolithic carriers, spark plugs, ignition coils
DENSO Corp.
Kariya, Japan
$35.9 billion
Ken Nagasaka
President
2003
33DTR Tennessee
199 Pottertown Road3
Midway, TN 37809
423-422-4454
dtrtn.com
Greene, Claiborne/750,0004
1,495
1,495 / NA
1,495 / NA
Anti-vibration devices, rubber and plastic hoses
Sumitomo Riko
Komaki City, Japan
$406 million
Randy Rumbley
President, COO
1996
47SL Tennessee
312 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-8511
sl-america.com
Anderson/765,0005
1,127
1,127 / NA
1,127 / NA
Gear shift assemblies and parking brake levers, head lamps and tail lamps
SL Corp.
Daegu, Korea
NA
C.W. Kim
President
2001
54JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Vonore Co.
55 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-9200
jtekt.com
Monroe/345,000
1,050
NA / NA
NA / NA
Steering and driveline systems
JTEKT Corp.
Nagoya, Japan
$12.2 billion
Brad Franklin
Plant manager
1988
65MAHLE Engine Components USA
One Mahle Drive
Morristown, TN 37815
423-581-6603
us.mahle.com
Hamblen/568,000
1,021
NA / NA
NA / NA
Automotive and heavy-duty pistons, engine components for power cell assemblies, camshafts
MAHLE International GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany
$13.01 billion
Martyn Hempston
President
1976
76JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Morristown6
5932 Commerce Blvd.
Morristown, TN 37814
423-585-0999
jtekt-na.com
Hamblen/527,0007
864
NA / NA
NA / NA
Power steering pumps, electric power steering components, transmission pumps, die casting components, constant velocity joints
JTEKT Corp.
Nagoya, Japan
$12.2 billion
Mike Davidson
Jim Snodgrass
Senior vice president
Plant manager
1989
89Eagle Bend Manufacturing
1000 JD Yarnell Industrial Parkway
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-3800
magna.com
Anderson/710,000
700
700 / NA
NA / NA
Auto body parts
Magna International
Aurora, ON, Canada
$32.1 billion
Ed Steinebach
General manager
1987
98Exedy America Corp.
2121 Holston Bend Drive
Mascot, TN 37806
865-932-3700
exedyusa.com
Knox/440,000
650
510 / 140
NA / NA
Torque converters and transmission clutches
Exedy Corp.
Osaka, Japan
$2.44 billion
Junji Jay Yamakawa
President
1994
1012Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee8
221 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-4581
aisintn.com
Anderson/524,000
580
NA / NA
NA / NA
Casting, machining and assembly of timing chain covers, pistons, pumps
Aisin Seiki
Kariya, Japan
$26.69 billion
Steve Barnes
President
2004
1111Waupaca Foundry
134 Waupaca Drive
Etowah, TN 37331
423-263-6000
waupacafoundry.com
McMinn/387,000
560
560 / NA
NA / NA
Brake rotors, brake anchors, brake calipers, brake drums, differential cases
Hitachi Metals
Tokyo, WI, Japan
$1.2 billion
Samuel Greene
Plant manager
2001
1210Carlex Glass Co.
77 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-1161
carlex.com
Monroe/435,500
536
532 / 4
0 / 0
Automotive glass
Central Glass Co. Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan
$1.66 billion
Michael McNulty
Plant manager
1989
1313Johnson Controls9
1210 E. Madison Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-5500
johnsoncontrols.com
McMinn/273,000
476
NA / NA
NA / NA
Seating
Johnson Controls
Milwaukee, WI
$37.18 billion
Rhonda Owens
Plant manager
2010
1416Lear Corp.10
325 Industrial Ave.
Morristown, TN 37813
423-585-2200
lear.com
Hamblen/280,000
455
NA / NA
NA / NA
Seating
Lear Corp.
Southfield, MI
$18.2 billion
Lou Roberts
Plant manager
1968
1515HUF North America
395 T. Elmer Cox Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-787-8500
huf-group.com
Greene/NA
400
NA / NA
NA / NA
Car access systems, passive entry systems, outer door systems, lockset & tailgate systems
Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co.
Velbert, Germany
$14.74 billion
Michael Lehmann
Plant manager, TN
1995
1614National Seating Co.10
200 National Drive
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-6651
cvgrp.com
Monroe/215,000
350
NA / NA
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
$825.3 million
Joel William Newsted
Director of operations
1985
1717OTICS USA
5555 Interstate View Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
423-581-9933
oticsusa.com
Hamblen/354,000
340
300 / 40
NA / NA
Engine components & suspension parts
OTICS Corp.
Nishio, Japan
$180 million
Takashi Harada
Yuki Odai
Chairman
President
2001
18NRMeritor
1 Rockwell Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
423-587-2290
meritor.com
Hamblen/NA
281
231 / NA
NA / 50
Gears, axles
Meritor
Troy, MI
$3.5 billion
NA
NA
1979
1918Federal Mogul Sevierville
128 River Bend Drive
Sevierville, TN 37876
865-453-0199
federalmogul.com
Sevier/165,000
250
250 / NA
NA / NA
Engine valves
Federal-Mogul Powertrain
Southfield, MI
$7.3 billion
Adam Cohn
Plant manager
1989
1 Sq. ft.; 2 For two manufacturing facilities; 3 Also Tazewell, TN; 4 2 plants; 5 Multiple buildings; 6 Source declined to participate. Information from Hamblen County Chamber of Commerce; 7 Includes main plaint, die casting facility, shipping facility; 8 Source declined to participate. Information from company website; 9 Source declined to participate. Information from Greene County Partnership; 10 Source declined to participate. Information from Monroe County Industrial Directory
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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