You are here: HomeU.S. Great Lakes 2018 › Indiana

Aisin group's home court advantage

Mar 05, 2018


As more Japanese automotive suppliers head to the Hoosier State, AISIN Group has called Indiana home for nearly 30 years, giving it the advantage of local market knowledge.

However, the past few years have not been without challenges for the global automotive industry. To adjust to ever-changing market demands, the Japanese company modified its production strategy.

“In the last five to seven years, we made some very good strides in growing our business in North America. We are continuing to grow and develop our R&D ability, and this growth is supported by our

AISIN World Corp. of America President and CEO Scott Turpin

technical center and a 950- acre test track and proving grounds in Michigan. And we represent a pretty strong piece of the overall AISIN puzzle,” AISIN World Corp. of America President and CEO Scott Turpin said.

In North America, AISIN has facilities in 36 locations and accounts for around 16 percent of global operations. The sixth-largest tier one supplier in the world, it is also the largest manufacturer of automotive transmissions.

With operations concentrated in Michigan and Indiana, AISIN, which also has facilities in several other states, has a big impact on the Midwest’s economy.

Its recent $31 million factory expansion in Seymour added more than 200 jobs. In Crothersville, a $16 million expansion at Aisin Drivetrain, Inc., will create 50 new jobs.

“Working with the Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. and receiving support from the state and local community dictated our actions in locating additional business and expanding here in Indiana. It’s a win-win situation not only for AISIN, but also for the state, our communities and the customers that support our businesses. We are very happy to call the Midwest, and specially Indiana, ‘home,’” said Turpin, who stays on top of the ever evolving automotive industry.

“Coming from an engineering background, anything technology driven is always very interesting to me. My excitement is really driven by those ‘wow’ products. They don’t happen very often but when they do, it’s a very exciting thing,” Turpin also said.

“We’re poised to provide another set of industry-leading products as the industry evolves,” he added.

U.S. Great Lakes 2018 was prepared for and originally printed in The Japan Times Newspaper.

PDF of the printed report

latest special Reports:




  • 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.

    Testimonials:

    “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

Join our newsletter

Sign up for our weekly newsletter to get the latest news and updates directly to your inbox.