Autoliv announces expansion
Tremonton plant to add 40 jobs
Special to the Leader
Autoliv, the world’s leading supplier of Automotive Safety Products, will begin construction of a 33,000 sq. ft. expansion of their Tremonton facility, starting this month.
Autoliv operates five facilities and employs 4,200 people in Northern Utah. The Autoliv Tremonton facility manufactures initiators, which are the devices that convert an electrical signal into a pyrotechnic ignition used in airbags and seatbelt pretensioning systems. The Tremonton facility currently employs 400 people and is the largest producer of initiators in the world.
The facility began operations in 1993, and the global demand for initiators has continued to increase. The facility has experienced growth year over year and the projected growth for 2012 is 24 percent. All existing space on the production floor is currently being utilized. This facility expansion is necessary to meet future projected demand of initiators globally.
The planned expansion creates manufacturing space for an additional six production lines and provides additional shipping and receiving docks for use in distributing product to both Asia and South America. The expansion is expected to create up to an additional 40 jobs.
Autoliv’s Tremonton facility held a groundbreaking in August as they prepare to construct a 33,000 square-foot expansion. Pictured from left, is Aaron Cranney, Mike Quayle, Mike Dikson, plant manager Kevin Fox, Tim Burton, Brett Skinner and Angela Abel.