NEW BRAUNFELS, TX—Continental will invest about $110 million to build a new 215,000-square-foot assembly plant here to make products for advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). The factory will retain approximately 450 jobs in Texas and add more than 130 new positions to the city.

The new facility will be located at a greenfield site 15 miles from Seguin, TX where Continental’s Powertrain Division has a 320,000-square-foot manufacturing facility and employs more than 1,500 people. Construction is scheduled to begin in the first half of 2020. Production is expected to start in 2021.

The demand for safety functions in vehicles has grown significantly in the last decade. This new facility will allow Continental to expand its R&D and manufacturing capabilities to meet the growing demands of customers, while continuing to drive innovation and development of automotive safety technology.

Since 2011, Continental invested about $3.5 billion in manufacturing, technology, facilities and product development in the U.S., and employs a domestic workforce of more than 19,000.