project-red-press-release-photoBloomington, Indiana — 11/16/2016 — Tsuchiya Group has announced the company will establish their North American design and development center and corporate headquarters in Bloomington’s Trades District, also known as The Certified Tech Park. Tsuchiya Group is the North American corporate entity for TASUS Corporation, a supplier to the original equipment manufacturer automotive market.

Tsuchiya Group North America (TGNA) currently employs 34 people at the company’s corporate office with expected growth to over 50 by 2018. The new building will house corporate staff to oversee the marketing, sales, operations, and technical, advanced manufacturing design and development for all North American facilities which employ more than 200 locally and nearly 600 in North America.

This facility will be the first new construction in the Bloomington Trades District, kicking off an era of growth and redevelopment for the area. Substantial infrastructure development will take place within the District, readying the way for more business locations over time.

Mayor John Hamilton commented, “This is an exciting day for Bloomington. TASUS is a proven company with deep roots in this community. We are so pleased that they will have their North American headquarters location in our Trades District. This tech-savvy first new employer will no doubt inspire additional investment in the area and bring the kind of vibrant energy and excellent jobs we want to see there.”

“Our long history in Bloomington Indiana has been one of growth. Growth in sales, growth in jobs, and growth in technology development. We are designing processes and manufacturing parts for some of the most innovative automakers including Tesla and Toyota. This new facility gives us the ability, to continue to grow our businesses, to increase our jobs, and to advance the support of, and involvement in our community,” said Melanie Walker, President and CEO of TASUS and Tsuchiya Group North America.

Tsuchiya Co., Ltd. of Nagoya, Japan was established in 1950 as a supplier of Dupont paint to the Japanese market. The company has since grown to own and operate 24 companies located around the world. Tsuchiya Co., Ltd. is a major supplier to Toyota, Subaru, Sony, and a variety of other major companies.

In 1989 TASUS began operations in Bloomington, Indiana as the first Tsuchiya owned company in North America. TGNA now consists of four TASUS manufacturing facilities located in Bloomington, Indiana; Florence, Alabama; Georgetown, Texas; and Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. TASUS supplies the automotive OEM market with plastic injection molded components, printed/formed graphics, and a variety of traded products.

About Tsuchiya Group North America
In 1989 Tsuchiya Group North America / TASUS began operations in Bloomington, Indiana as the first Tsuchiya owned company in North America. TASUS has grown to four manufacturing facilities throughout North America. In 2013 Tsuchiya Group North America was established in Bloomington, Indiana as the company’s North American headquarters. TASUS is a tier two supplier of plastic injection molded components, printed/formed graphics, and traded products to the OEM automotive and transportation markets. The company employs nearly 600 associates, including more than 200 in Indiana, while Tsuchiya Co., Ltd. employs more than 3000 people across the world.

About IEDC
The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) leads the state of Indiana’s economic development efforts, helping businesses launch, grow and locate in the state. Governed by a 12-member board chaired by Governor Mike Pence, the IEDC manages many initiatives, including performance-based tax credits, workforce training grants, innovation and entrepreneurship resources, public infrastructure assistance, and talent attraction and retention efforts. For more information about the IEDC, visit www.iedc.in.gov

Contact:

Zoul Ballman
zballman@tasus.com
1151 W 2nd Street
Bloomington, IN 47403
Ph: 812-676-6685

Mary Catherine Carmichael
carmichm@bloomington.in.gov
410 N Morton Street
Bloomington, IN 47404
Ph: 812-349-3406

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