Automotive Suppliers

Situated in the middle of the Southern Automotive Corridor, East Tennessee is an ideal location for the automotive industry.  Both suppliers and OEMS have found that our region offers many advantages to the industry.


County Total Employees Products
DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Inc. Blount 3,900 Advanced automotive components and systems
DTR Claiborne 1,495 Rubber automobile hose
SL Tennessee Anderson 1127 Automotive parts - parking brakes
JTEKT Automotive TN-Vonore Co. Monroe 1050 Automotive steering systems
Eagle Bend Manufacturing, Inc. Anderson 700 Automotive frames; metal stampings
Exedy America Corp.  Knox 650 Automotive parts - torque converters
Aisin Automotive Casting Tennessee Inc. Anderson 580 Automotive parts - aluminum die castings
Carlex Glass Company Monroe 536 Automotive glass sets
Carlisle Tire & Wheel Co. Anderson 432 Lawn and garden, ATV, and commercial tires
Commercial Vehicle Group (National Seating) Monroe 350 Bus and truck seats
Techmer PM LLC Anderson 307 Plastic additives and compounds
Federal Mogul Sevierville Sevier 250 Automotive engine valves
Nelson Global Products (Southern Tube) Anderson 209 Exhaust tubing 
ARC Automotive, Inc.  Knox 190 Automotive airbag inflators
Key Safety Systems, Inc.  Knox 150 Automotive safety restraints components and systems
Matsuo Industries Jefferson 180 Automotive parts
Rexnord Industries, Inc. Anderson 125 Cylindrical roller bearings for heavy duty equipment
Vinylex Corp Knox 105 Plastic extrusions

Source:  Book of Lists, community websites 2018