Silicon Valley-headquartered EV developer SF Motors has announced a US$160m investment in its recently acquired assembly plant in Mishawaka, Indiana. Selected to provide access to a mature supplier network and a highly skilled automotive talent pool, the investment will see up to 467 jobs created by 2020.
The 675,500ft² facility was previously owned by AM General, and saw manufacture of Hummer H2s and Mercedes-Benz R-Class vehicles. The plant will undergo a full renovation and retooling, due to be completed before the end of the year, and will then be in a position to manufacture SF Motors’ debut vehicles, the SF5 and SF7.
All production employees will undergo technical training to be able to operate automation equipment, and the plant will be brought up to Industry 4.0 standards.
“We are proud to partner with Indiana to create up to 467 new jobs, supporting the greater Mishawaka and South Bend economy,” said John Zhang, founder and CEO of SF Motors.
“With this investment and renovation, we are well poised to bring our cutting-edge vehicles to the highway by 2019 and closer to carrying out our global mission – to transform human mobility through intelligent electric vehicles.”