You are here: HomeU.S. Midwest 2014 › Indiana

For AISIN, Indiana is the place to be

By Angelo Romualdez
- Dec 29, 2014
Credit : GMI Post

Aisin Holdings and Aisin World Corp. of America President and Chief Executive Officer Masayasu Saito

Headquartered in Indiana, automotive components manufacturer Aisin World Corp. of America is part of the Aisin Group, which includes 31 subsidiary companies, and nearly 13,000 employees in North America. The company has six manufacturing plants and a logistics center in Indiana, making the state the nerve center of Aisin operations in the region.

Parent company, Aisin Seiki, the fifth-largest tier-one auto supplier in the world, established Aisin USA Manufacturing Inc. in Seymour, Indiana, and began production here in 1987, stated President and Chief Executive Officer Masayasu Saito.

“The company located its headquarters in Indiana due to its logistical advantages and business-friendly environment,” he added.

And for nearly 30 years of doing business in this manufacturing hub, Saito and Aisin have nurtured strong relationships with the Office of the Governor and the Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. as it contributes to efforts that promote the state’s economy.

“We have learned that in Indiana, the counties and cities work together to actively promote and attract businesses and develop a highly skilled workforce,” said Saito.

“That’s very important to us. Also, many of our suppliers are also located alongside Interstate 65, and the number of these companies is believed to grow in the near future.”

In the last three years, Aisin subsidiaries in Indiana, Kentucky and Tennessee have also exhibited robust growth in terms of revenue and production capacity. Additionally, Aisin’s sunroof factory in Illinois has exceeded forecasts, a trend reflected at many of its locations.

In line with its long-term plan, labeled “Aisin’s 2020 Vision” the company, which manufactures brakes, transmissions, navigation systems, drivetrains, chassis, body, engine-related parts, electronics and intelligent transportations systems, hopes to achieve sales of $3 billion in North America by 2020.

“We expect that our North American businesses will grow even more in the future,” said Saito.

“Despite some risks, our consolidated sales have exceeded $2.4 billion in a brisk market with well over 16 million vehicles sold annually. So, Indiana, and the North American region are extremely important to Aisin’s global operations.”

- Originally prepared by Global Media for The Japan Times Special Report on the U.S. Midwest 2014 (Credit: Philippe Le SauxAngelo RomualdezElizabeth Arcega and Brian Banta)

U.S. Midwest 2014 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

PDF of the printed report

Next :  

latest special features:

Upcoming Reports from

Malaysia 2018

See Preview »

Global Media Inc. and Foreign Affairs, following their successful 2013 report, return to Malaysia this year to highlight the country's increasing i...

Southeast USA

See Preview »

Global Media Inc. continues its coverage of the United States with its upcoming Special Business Report on Southeast USA, with the team traveling a...

Northern Italy 2018

See Preview »

Global Media Inc. continues its coverage of the European Union with its upcoming Special Business Report on Northern Italy. The report, in partners...

Australia 2018

See Preview »

Global Media Inc. and Foreign Affairs, following the successful 2012 report, return to Australia this year, to highlight the country's increasing i...

Ireland 2018

See Preview »

The Japan Times, in partnership with Global Media Inc., is tentatively set to publish a Special Report on Ireland in October. The report will celeb...

Eastern USA 2018

See Preview »

Stretching from Virginia to Maine, the Mid-Atlantic and New England states were part of the Thirteen Original Colonies that declared independence f...

  • Global Media is your partner in reaching a powerful international audience through high-level economic reporting.

    Our ambition is to highlight under-reported developments and opportunities around the world, and allow leaders in these regions and sectors to take their message to the highest global level. We partner with top media to communicate with the world’s most powerful audiences. We specialize in communication and branding initiatives that help our clients effectively get their messages to their existing and potential partners. We achieve results for our clients by introducing them and their initiatives to an audience of elite international business and government leaders.

    Global Media Inc. is an independent media agency with offices in Hong Kong and Canada. GMI has more than a decade of experience in the writing, researching, and production of promotional country reports, with media partners from East Asia to North America. We have teams worldwide that develop country and thematic reports on the latest economic trends and developments.

    We are a media partner of Foreign Affairs,the United States’ most influential publication, published by the New York-based Council on Foreign Relations.

    Nearly a century old, there isn’t a more influential or higher-reaching publication in the United States than Foreign Affairs. The journal is ranked #1 in influence by U.S. opinion leaders in a recent nationwide study conducted by Erdos and Morgan, the premier business-to-business research firm. Their findings place Foreign Affairs ahead of all media, both print and broadcast, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and The Washington Post.


    “We were extremely impressed with how efficient, well-coordinated, responsive and reliable the Global Media Inc. team was. We owe them a lot for their professionalism. We were very pleased with the outcome, and the article was very well-written. We hope to have an opportunity to work with Global Media Inc. again in the near future.� – Japan Airport Terminal Co. Ltd.
    “The Global Media team’s professionalism was excellent. Their team was great and always gave us the right suggestions and information. The product was excellent, and we were very happy to have such a great opportunity working with their excellent team.â€� – National Graduate Institute of Policy Studies (GRIPS)
    “We were honored to be chosen as one of the good universities in Japan. This article conveyed Seigakuin University’s educational ideals and the message from President Akudo. The advertisement was conspicuous and gave a good impression that Seigakuin nurtured students to contribute to world peace. We really appreciated what Global Media Inc. had did for us.â€� – Seigakuin University

    Whom we have featured:

    • Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard
    • Australian Foreign Affairs Minister (and former Prime Minister) Kevin Rudd
    • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
    • Qatari Minister of International Trade and Industry Dato’ Sri Mustapa bin Mohamed
    • Japanese Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yoshiaki Takaki
    • Taiwanese Foreign Minister Yang Chin-Tien
    • Taiwanese Finance Minister Lee Sush-Der
    • Taiwanese Economic Affairs Minister Shih Yen-Shiang
    • Taiwanese National Science Council Minister Lee Lou-Chuang,
    • Taiwanese Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Yeh Kuang-Shih
    • Taiwanese Political Deputy Minister of Education Dr. Lin Tsong-Ming
    • Indonesian Ambassador to the United States Dr. Dino Patti Djalal
    • Indonesian Investment Coordinating Board Chairman Gita Wirjawan
    • Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III
    • Philippine Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile