Continental advances construction on Texas ADAS manufacturing facility

WCN Editorial Team 18 Jun 2021 NORTH AMERICA BUILDINGS

Germany-based technology company Continental is moving ahead with construction work on a new, manufacturing facility in New Braunfels, Texas that will make products for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to support assisted and automated driving.

Estimated to cost around $110m, the 215,000 ft2 facility will be Continental’s second automotive manufacturing facility in Texas.  

The project is expected to support ‘580 well-paying jobs’ over the coming four years in New Braunfels.

Construction work is currently underway, with operations expected to commence in the second half of next year.

Continental North America, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Focus Factory Manager, Ryan French said: “The state-of-the-art facility will allow us to advance technology even further to develop products that serve people’s future needs.

“The City of New Braunfels, Comal County, New Braunfels Utilities, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce of Commerce and the New Braunfels Economic Development Committee have all been tremendous partners.”

Continental said that the new facility will help it bolster its US R&D and manufacturing capabilities, which is vital particularly in the wake of the rising demand for intelligent safety functions.

Upon the launch of the facility, local workers will manufacture radar sensors. These are used for sophisticated safety functions including blind spot detection and forward collision warning.

The company has made an investment of nearly $3.5bn in manufacturing, technology, facilities and product development in the US since 2011.

Continental North America CEO Samir Salman said: “At Continental, we’re always seeking new opportunities to make drivers safer in support of our goal of zero traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes.

“More than ever, drivers want access to new technologies because it makes them and their passengers safer. This new facility ensures we can continue to grow and improve as we build the next generation of mobility in Texas.”

The new facility will be Continental’s second automotive manufacturing facility in Texas. Credit: Business Wire.

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