CIBOLO, Texas – Last week, Representatives from AW Texas, alongside Governor Greg Abbott, City of Cibolo elected officials, and partners, officially broke ground on the AW Texas 159-acre automatic transmission plant in Cibolo, Texas.
AW Texas is a subsidiary of Aisin AW Co., Ltd., and a leading manufacturer of transmissions around the world. This plant will be the third transmission plant of the Aisin Group in the United States and will bring approximately 900 new jobs to the area over the next five years.
“This new manufacturing plant will be transformative for the county and the region. AW Texas has made an exciting capital investment that will make a significant and positive impact on our economy for years to come,” said Guadalupe County Judge Kyle Kutscher.
Production of automatic transmissions at the plant is scheduled to begin September 2021, enhancing the state’s already strong reputation as a leader in manufacturing.
“We are grateful for the partnership with AW Texas. Cibolo offers a thriving business environment and ideal location for this type of investment and we look forward to our continued relationship with the company,” said City Manager Robert T. Herrera of Cibolo, Texas.
The project is a result of a collaborative effort between the City of Cibolo, Guadalupe County, Guadalupe Valley Electric Cooperative (GVEC), the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, and the State of Texas.
“GVEC is pleased to be a part of this community partnership and support the infrastructure of this transformative development for Guadalupe County and all of Central Texas,” said GVEC General Manager and CEO Darren Schauer.
Manufacturing has an estimated $40 billion economic impact on the region and automotive manufacturing employs nearly 43,000 people across Texas. The tremendous growth in the industry will continue to have a positive impact on regional and state-wide economies, bringing high-tech jobs to the area and elevating workforce skills.
“The groundbreaking of this new plant represents the efforts of a strong and strategic regional partnership that will continue to position the area as a global leader and make us more competitive when it comes to working with innovative companies like AW Texas,” said Tom Long, Chief Development Officer of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation.