Schaeffler has announced the expansion of its operations in the U.S. with the addition of a new manufacturing facility focused on producing automotive electric mobility solutions. The supplier confirmed that it will invest more than $230 million (€211 million / £181 million) into the development of the new greenfield manufacturing facility, which will be located in Dover, OH, as well as future expansions in the state through 2032.

Construction of the new facility will begin in mid-2024 with an estimated completion in the third quarter of 2025. Once complete, the first phase of the facility will house around 130,000 square feet of advanced manufacturing space dedicated to electric mobility solutions for the automotive industry.

The new facility will utilize advanced manufacturing technologies to produce products including tools and equipment designed and manufactured by Schaeffler itself. The products planned to be developed at the site include electric axles for light and medium-duty vehicles, through which Schaeffler aims to deliver sustainable, efficient, and high-performance solutions for the EV market. The new facility will also incorporate a series of eco-friendly practices, aligning with the company’s commitment to be climate neutral by 2040.

The location of the new Dover facility is in proximity of Schaeffler’s customers, as well as major automotive OEMs, strategic suppliers, and the company’s Wooster facility, which serves as an innovation hub for automotive electric mobility.

Schaeffler recently completed an expansion in Wooster of almost 90,000 square feet to enable the production of electric motors and components for electric powertrain systems. In 2025, the supplier is also expecting to open a new battery cell research and development center in partnership with The Ohio State University (OSU).