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Knoxville-Area Automotive Parts Manufacturers Ranked According to Number of Employees
Rank
'18
'17CompanyPhone
Website
County/Plant size1
Local employees
FT/PT
ProductsParent company
'17 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
5,000
4,200 / 800
Automotive supplier of advanced technology, components and systems
Denso Corp.
Kariya, Japan
NA
Jack Helmboldt
President, CEO
1988
23DENSO Manufacturing Athens Tennessee
2400 Denso Drive
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-0000
densocorp-na.com
McMinn/725,7502
1,700
NA / NA
Oxygen sensors, fuel injectors, fuel rails, monolithic carriers, spark plugs, ignition coils, high pressure pump, low pressure fuel pump
DENSO Corp.
Kariya, Japan
NA
Ken Nagasaka
President
2003
32SRK Tennessee
199 Pottertown Road3
Midway, TN 37809
423-422-4454
dtrtn.com
Greene, Claiborne/750,0004
1,600
1,300 / 300
Anti-vibration devices, rubber and plastic hoses
Sumitomo Riko
Komaki City, Japan
NA
Randy Rumbley
President, COO
1996
45JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Vonore Co.
55 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-9200
jtekt-na.com
Monroe/800,000
1,200
NA / NA
Steering and driveline systems
JTEKT Corp.
Nagoya, Japan
NA
Rod Shaw
Brad Franklin
Plant manager, Plant 1
Plant Manager, Plant 2
1988
54SL Tennessee5
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
66MAHLE Engine Components USA
One Mahle Drive
Morristown, TN 37815
423-581-6603
us.mahle.com
Hamblen/568,000
1,040
NA / NA
Automotive and heavy-duty pistons, engine components for power cell assemblies, camshafts
MAHLE International GmbH
Stuttgart, Germany
NA
Martyn Hempston
President
1976
7NRArconic
2300 N. Wright Road
Alcoa, TN 37701
865-977-2977
arconic.com
Blount/NA
998
NA / NA
Aluminum sheet for automotive and packaging industries
Arconic Inc.
New York, NY
$12.39 billion
Jeffrey Weida
Plant manager
1913
87JTEKT Automotive Tennessee - Morristown5
5932 Commerce Blvd.
Morristown, TN 37814
423-585-0999
jtekt-na.com
Hamblen/527,0007
843
NA / NA
Power steering pumps, electric power steering components, transmission pumps, die casting components, constant velocity joints
JTEKT Corp.
Nagoya, Japan
NA
Mike Davidson
Senior vice president
1989
98Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee
221 Frank L. Diggs Drive
Clinton, TN 37716
865-457-4581
aisin.com
Anderson/524,000
800
800 / NA
Manufacture aluminum and resin engine components
Aisin Seiki
Kariya, Japan
NA
Osamu Kohinata
President
2004
98Eagle 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 billion
Ed Steinebach
General manager
1987
1113Adient US8
1210 E. Madison Ave.
Athens, TN 37303
423-746-5500
adient.com
McMinn/276,000
673
NA / NA
Seating
Johnson Controls
Milwaukee, WI
NA
Rhonda Owens
Assistant plant manager
2016
1210Exedy America Corp.5
2121 Holston Bend Drive
Mascot, TN 37806
865-932-3700
exedyusa.com
Knox/440,000
650
NA / NA
Torque converters and transmission clutches
Exedy Corp.
Osaka, Japan
NA
Junji Jay Yamakawa
President
1994
1312Waupaca Foundry
134 Waupaca Drive
Etowah, TN 37331
423-263-6000
waupacafoundry.com
McMinn/397,000
550
NA / NA
Brake calipers and anchors, differential cases, knuckles, control arms, damper hubs
Hitachi Metals
Tokyo, Japan
$1.8 billion
Kenley Hansen
Plant manager
2001
1311Carlex Glass America
77 Excellence Way
Vonore, TN 37885
423-884-1161
carlex.com
Monroe/600,000
550
550 / 0
Automotive glass
Central Glass Co. Ltd.
Tokyo, Japan
$700 million
Michael McNulty
Plant manager
1989
1515Lear Corp.5
325 Industrial Ave.
Morristown, TN 37813
423-585-2200
lear.com
Hamblen/280,000
455
NA / NA
Seating
Lear Corp.
Southfield, MI
NA
Al DeVore
Plant manager
1968
1618ARC Automotive9
1729 Midpark Road
Knoxville, TN 37921
865-583-7600
arcautomotive.com
Knox/500,000
451
411 / 40
Air bag inflators
Yinyi Group Ltd.
Ningbo, China
NA
Mike Goodin
President, CEO
1992
1714HUF North America
395 T. Elmer Cox Road
Greeneville, TN 37743
423-787-8500
huf-group.com
Greene/NA
408
408 / NA
Mechanical and electrical locking systems, tire pressure monitoring systems and telematics systems
Huf Hulsbeck & Furst GmbH & Co.
Velbert, Germany
NA
Carsten B. Schnese
Managing Director
1995
1816OTICS USA
5555 Interstate View Drive
Morristown, TN 37813
423-581-9933
oticsusa.com
Hamblen/354,000
371
371 / 0
Engine components and suspension parts
OTICS Corp.
Nishio, Japan
$200
Takashi Harada
Yuki Odai
Chairman
President
2001
1 Sq. ft.; 2 For two manufacturing facilities; 3 Also Tazewell, TN; 4 2 plants; 5 Source declined to participate. Information from 2017 survey; 6 Multiple buildings; 7 Includes main plaint, die casting facility, shipping facility; 8 Formerly Johnson Controls. Johnson Controls spun off its automotive seating division into a separate, publicly-traded company operating under the name of Adient; 9 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 Hayley Choy at 865-342-6494 or lists@knoxvillebiz.com.

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