Plans to add nearly 100 new jobs, retain more than 300 positions
ECS Tuning, a global leader in automotive parts and accessories of European vehicles, announced plans to expand at its corporate headquarters in Medina County, adding 98 new jobs in fulfillment, engineering and design, and back-office operations. The company, specializing in performance, OEM, and aftermarket replacement parts, plans to add 110,000 square feet in warehouse and office space to its existing Seville Road facility.
Rooted in Northeast Ohio, the business has grown and evolved since its inception in 1962. Today the company’s catalog consists of over 2.0 million parts. Strong sales projections combined with physical space constraints, prompted the decision to expand.
“We are thankful for Northeast Ohio’s continued support of our business over the last sixty years,” said ECS Tuning Chief Business Development Officer, Alek Mergy. “This project is pivotal to our continued growth and expansion in the automotive ecommerce marketplace.”
ECS Tuning considered other expansion options including locations where the company currently operates other facilities. However, an economic development team of the City of Wadsworth, Medina County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC), JobsOhio, Ohio Department of Development and Team NEO worked with executive leadership to ensure ECS Tuning’s continued investment in Northeast Ohio.
“With prior expansions in recent years, ECS Tuning already has been a valuable contributor to the city’s business base,” said Wadsworth Mayor Robin Laubaugh. “Our community is well positioned to support the continued growth of their headquarters, and we are proud that they selected Wadsworth for this expansion.”
MCEDC Executive Director Bethany said, “The new jobs that ECS Tuning plans to create will add to the vibrancy of Medina County’s economy. The specialty products and customized service offered by the company ensures that they will thrive for years to come, locally and globally.”
“The Northeast Ohio region is an advanced manufacturing powerhouse, making up 20% of our region’s GDP, with more than 7,700 manufacturing facilities,” said Team NEO CEO Bill Koehler “ECS Tuning started their business in the Northeast Ohio Region sixty years ago and we look forward to working with our local partners and JobsOhio to ensure their continued success.”
About ECS Tuning
ECS Tuning has grown from a family-owned Volkswagen repair shop in Northeast Ohio into one of the largest specialty e-commerce companies in the automotive aftermarket industry. ECS designs, manufacturers, and sells automotive parts and kits for a rapidly growing number of automotive makes and models. Over one million enthusiasts engage with the ECS family of brands on social media. To learn more about our company or to view open positions, please visit www.ecstuning.com.
About Team NEO
Team NEO is a private, nonprofit economic development organization accelerating business growth and job creation throughout the 18 counties of the Northeast Ohio Region. As the designated JobsOhio Network Partner, we align and amplify local economic development efforts in the region’s 18-counties; we conduct research and data analysis to inform local conversations and influence solutions; we market the Northeast Ohio Region; and we work to increase access to jobs, education and training for the region’s 4.3 million people. We do this to build a more vibrant regional economy; one that is more talented, equitable, competitive, innovative, resilient and prosperous. For more information, visit teamneo.org.
JobsOhio is a private nonprofit economic development corporation designed to drive job creation and new capital investment in Ohio through business attraction, retention and expansion. The organization also works to seed talent production in its targeted industries and to attract talent to Ohio through Find Your Ohio. JobsOhio works with six regional partners across Ohio: Dayton Development Coalition, Ohio Southeast Economic Development, One Columbus, REDI Cincinnati, Regional Growth Partnership and Team NEO. Learn more at www.jobsohio.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.