A German automotive supplier has opened a new $46.3 million plant in central Alabama.
MöllerTech officials say the company will hire 222 employees at the new supply plant by the end of 2019. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held this week almost 16 months after the company announced it would build the plant in Bibb County.
The plant currently has 50 employees.
The supply plant is located next door to Mercedes-Benz's new Global Logistics Center at the Scott G. Davis Industrial Park. The automaker will also have an after-sales North American hub in the park.
MöllerTech's parent company MöllerGroup has been in business for three centuries. The company has had a business relationship with Mercedes since the 1950s.
Mercedes-Benz U.S. International CEO Jason Hoff calls MöllerTech's facility "beautiful."