It was recently announced that SATA Group, an automotive components manufacturer, will be constructing a new machining plant in Brownsville, Texas. This project is expected to create 300 jobs and generate $114 million in capital investment for the Texas economy. A Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) offer of $1.8 million has been extended to SATA Group.
The Italian company produces flywheels, connecting rods, cylinder heads, exhaust manifolds, intake manifolds, transmission cases, steering boxes, EGR brackets, levers, bearing blocks and other parts. According to Pietro Cinotto, Vice President of SATA USA, global demand led to the need for Texas facility.
It could become an "anchor for the North Brownsville Heavy Manufacturing Campus," stated Jason Hilts, President and CEO of the Brownsville Economic Development Council.This campus is part of a 350-acre development that Texas officials feel could generate 4,000 jobs over a 10-year period.