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Cast Components Manufacturer Plans U.S. Facility

8/4/2017 - Kimura Foundry America is setting up a 35,200 square foot facility in Shelbyville, Ind., giving the castings maker its first U.S. manufacturing presence. 

Kimura Foundry America already has a North American sales office in Chicago, Ill., USA, but the new US$8 million facility will allow it to better serve its quickly growing customer base here. The company specializes in complex stamping die castings and machine and industrial tool castings for the auto and pump sectors. 

It plans to open the new facility in December 2018. 

“When we were searching for our first U.S. manufacturing partner, Indiana offered exactly what we were seeking,” said Kimura Foundry America president Yoya Fukuda. 

“That is because Indiana is strategically located in the epicenter of the industries we serve. The state’s highly developed transportation networks and its highly skilled manufacturing workforce were an excellent match. Indiana has a long history of welcoming Japanese companies to the state, and we are looking forward to joining the many other Japanese companies in Shelby County.”

The company is a subsidiary of Japan's Kimura Group.