Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems Creating 400 Jobs in DeSoto County

Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems, a global automotive supplier in manufacturing air ventilation systems and window frame trim, is locating manufacturing operations in Baldwyn. The project is a $22.5 million corporate investment and will create up to 400 jobs over six years.

Dr. Schneider Automotive Systems is locating its manufacturing plant in the Harry A. Martin North Lee Industrial Complex in Lee County. The family-owned company with more than 90 years of history has established itself as a specialist in high-quality automotive interior products. It offers a wide range of products from a single source, including innovative ventilation systems and sophisticated decorative trim, highly integrated trim and add-on parts, intelligent storage systems and center consoles, and mechatronic and electronic components for the automotive and non-automotive sectors. Its large customer base includes well-known automotive manufacturers such as BMW, Daimler AG, Ferrari, Ford, Jaguar/Land Rover, Maserati, Renault, Toyota, Volvo and the Volkswagen Group.

The Mississippi Development Authority is providing assistance for building improvements and workforce training. Lee County is providing local property tax exemptions. The Tennessee Valley Authority is assisting with the project, as well.

The Dr. Schneider Automotive Group is headquartered in Kronach-Neuses, Germany, and has operations in Germany, China, Poland, Spain and the United States. The company will begin hiring for the new positions next year.

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