International automotive supplier SPAL Automotive has been a world leader and manufacturer of high-quality electric fans, blowers, and fluid pumps for all types of vehicles since the company started in 1959. SPAL Automotive has 10 subsidiaries and offices located around the globe and has just announced the planned construction of a state-of-the-art U.S. manufacturing and office facility in Ankeny, Iowa.
The location of each of SPAL Automotive’s subsidiaries is carefully coordinated to optimize the distribution and marketing of SPAL products with customer service and distribution centers close to key markets. SPAL USA, the North American subsidiary of SPAL Automotive, has been providing products from Italy since 1989. The company’s current sales and distribution center is currently located in a 40,000-square-foot facility currently located in Ankeny, Iowa.
SPAL has established its credibility over the years, presenting itself as an ideal partner for designing, manufacturing, and marketing engine bay cooling and vehicle cab ventilation solutions for all means of transport. – Alessandro Spaggiari, President, SPAL Automotive Srl.
Construction of the new U.S.-based manufacturing and office building is slated to begin this year. The state-of-the-art facility will include offices, a warehouse, and a manufacturing facility. The company already has plans to use the facility to provide production cooling fans for a new vehicle platform intended by a major OEM. Construction will take place in two, to three stages, with the first stage slated for completion by 2025. SPAL manufactures a broad range of car accessories, aimed at optimizing vehicle comfort and above all, upgrading customer safety.
The production processes at the new facility will feature a combination of highly skilled production engineers as well as state-of-the-art automated technology. The planned facility will be highly energy efficient and it is reported that the entire facility will be powered exclusively by green energy, including solar panel technology.