Alcorta Forging Group
Alcorta Forging Group Closed-die forging at the Alcorta Forging plant in Elgoibar, Spain.

Spanish Forger to Build First US Plant

July 8, 2020
Alcorta Forging Group plans a $15-million, 150,000-sq.ft. operation to produce steel forgings in Ohio, parts that currently are exported from the EU to North American automakers.

Alcorta Forging Group, a Spanish producer of steel automotive forgings, plans to establish a new forging operation in Marysville, OH. The $15-million project was announced by JobsOhio, a private nonprofit that promotes job-creation and new capital investment through business attraction, retention, and expansion efforts.

The planned 150,000-sq.ft. operation will house a regional headquarters for Alcorta Forging as well as forging operations. It will be completed in three phases, according to the announcement.

More specific details are scarce, including the scope of forging operations to be conducted at the plant and the types of parts to be produced there. Nor has Alcorta Forging indicated its planned start-up date, though preconstruction activity is proceeding.

“Establishing our manufacturing plant in Ohio offers us a great opportunity to locally produce parts that are currently exported from Europe, while expanding our supply to Canadian, American, and Mexican customers,” according to Alcorta CEO Lorenzo Mendieta.

Marysville, OH, about 35 miles northeast of Columbus, is the site of one of Honda of America's largest auto assembly plants, producing Honda and Acura cars, cross-over vehicles, and light trucks.