Commercial Vehicle Group announces plant consolidation to optimize cost structure and improve aftermarket growth

NEW ALBANY, Ohio, July 15, 2020 / PRNewswire / – Commercial Vehicle Group Inc. (the “Company” (Nasdaq: CVGI), a leading supplier of seating systems, electromechanical assemblies, engineering materials products and automotive automation subsystems. ‘warehouses announced the permanent consolidation of its manufacturing activities and distribution facility in Piedmont, Alabama as part of the Company’s cost reduction plan previously announced on May 18.

the Piedmont The facility primarily serves the commercial vehicle aftermarket, covers an area of ​​over 150,000 square feet and employs approximately 49 employees. The work carried out at Piedmont will be transferred to the Company’s manufacturing and distribution plant in Vonore, Tennessee after the closure, which is expected to be largely completed in the fourth quarter of 2020. Vonore will become the new headquarters of CVG’s Commercial Vehicle Aftermarket activity.

“Plant closure decisions are always difficult. We believe that consolidating aftermarket manufacturing and distribution operations into one central location will strengthen our capabilities and improve our competitiveness through reduced lead times, improved on-time delivery and further optimization of our manufacturing structure. costs ”, said Harold Bevis, President and CEO of Commercial Vehicle Group. “We are aware of the impact that this decision will have on our Piedmont employees and the surrounding community and we thank them for their dedication and years of service. We intend to maintain our existing customer service team to ensure customer continuity and a smooth transition for our valued customers. The after-sales business is an important part of CVG, and we believe this strategic decision will allow us to further develop the business and deliver value to all of our stakeholders. ”

The Company will provide assistance to affected employees, including retention benefits and transfer opportunities to other CVG facilities.

About Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (through its subsidiaries) is a leading supplier of seating systems, electromechanical assemblies, engineering materials products, and warehouse automation subsystems. for many markets including: trucking, military, warehouse automation, bus, agriculture, specialty transportation, mining, industrial equipment and off-road recreational markets. Information on the Company and its products is available on the Internet at

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SOURCE Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc.

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