Fort Wayne, Ind. - Android Industries, a specialty equipment manufacturer and complex assembler, announced plans today to locate a new operation here, creating up to 66 new jobs by 2013.
The Michigan-based automotive company, which specializes in sub-assembly, sequencing and logistics, will invest $8.97 million to lease and equip a 55,000 square-foot space at 13008 Fogwell Parkway Rd. Android, which plans to begin facility renovations this spring, will also add 4,000 square feet to the office area and additional shipping bays.
"We have worked hard to create one of the best business climates in the country," said Governor Mitch Daniels. "I am happy that Android chose Indiana to open this new operation. Their new home will give them every opportunity for success due to our pro-growth environment and the unrivaled work ethic of Hoosiers."
Android, which has more than 2,000 employees globally, will begin hiring manufacturing and robotic programming associates in Allen County this summer.
"Android chose Indiana and specifically Fort Wayne because it's both an employee- and employer-friendly environment," said David Donnay, vice president of human resources at Android. "Recently, Indiana became a right-to-work state and offers us a competitive location and a skilled work force to complement our state of the art technology. All of these factors went into choosing Indiana as an optimal location."
Founded in 1988, Android today serves automotive clients at its 17 plants worldwide, including locations in Mexico, Spain and Brazil. Android's team also manages more than $8 billion of material each year in its supply chain management division.