Faurecia Parrot Automotive Amazon AccentureTier supplier Faurecia has announced plans to open an $11m (€9.4m) US plant in Toledo that will supply full instrument panels to the nearby Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) site.

The parts facility builds on Faurecia’s existing business in Toledo, and across the state of Ohio, which includes plants in Franklin, Toledo and Troy specialising in exhausts and emission control systems. It also has a research and design centre and a shared services outlet in Toledo.

The new plant, which is built on the site of the old Jeep factory, will generate 100 new jobs and is scheduled to begin operations next April, ramping up to full production within a few months. “We anticipate an annual volume of approximately 100,000 panels,” said Donald Hampton, president of Faurecia Interiors North America.

Faurecia Interiors has its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan. It currently employs more than 750 people in Ohio through its clean mobility division.