OPmobility launches $3 million expansion in Spring Hill, Tennessee that will bring 186 new jobs.

OPmobility officials announced Monday that the company will undergo a $3 million expansion at its Spring Hill plant.

The sustainable mobility company's expansion will create 186 new jobs, up from just 18 currently in Maury County and 568 across the state, contributing to the automotive industry, according to the announcement.

OPmobility, headquartered in France, is a global family-led group with 152 plants across 28 countries. The company has operated in Tennessee since 2015 with locations in Chattanooga, Smyrna, Spring Hill and Hendersonville.

OPmobility (formerly known as Plastic Omnium) is a world leader in sustainable mobility and a worldwide technology partner to actors from every mobility sector.

Since its foundation in 1946, OPmobility has five complementary business groups offering its customers a wide range of solutions: intelligent exterior systems, customized complex modules, lighting systems, energy storage systems, and battery and hydrogen electrification solutions.The company is also home to OP’nSoft, its inhouse software development specialist.

With €11.4 billion economic revenue in 2023 and an international footprint of 152 plants and 40 R&D centers, OPmobility relies on its 40,300 employees to meet the challenges of making mobility more sustainable.

Officials say the project is a new opportunity for OPmobility to expand its product offerings for customers and further support electric vehicle production lines, according to the announcement.

Gov. Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart C. McWhorter praised the expansion Monday.

“Tennessee has earned a worldwide reputation for being one of the best places to do business, not just in the U.S. but across the globe. I’m grateful that OPmobility has chosen to expand its operations and welcome more jobs and greater opportunity for Tennesseans.," Lee said.

OPmobility is excited by the new challenges given by the overall mobility transformation in the automotive industry. We are proud to pursue our engagement and industrial excellence in Tennessee with one of the top OEM in vehicle electrification,” Maury said.

Sen. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald, and Rep. Kip Capley, R-Summertown, both celebrated the creation of almost 200 jobs the expansion will bring to the county and Middle Tennessee.