The environment facing automotive-related manufacturers is fierce. Changing regulations, competitor landscape, technology and customer preferences, along with a fluid global economy, create challenging conditions for automakers and their suppliers.

The Austin Company understands this landscape.

We understand that every project these days is fast track – some requiring “flash-track” planning and completion to optimize cash flow and get new products or additional capacity to market. We understand the need to continue to build more efficient, flexible and sustainable plants. We support the ability of clients who work with us to be more competitive and move the world forward.

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Austin’s team has more than 10-million square-feet of automotive-related design and construction experience over the past ten years alone.

We’ve been serving manufacturing since the late 1800s and the transportation industry since its early beginnings, supporting the rapid growth in automotive, aviation and railcar manufacturing.

In 1927, our founder Samuel Austin, began a close working partnership with Henry Ford and The Ford Motor Company. Since then, Austin teams have successfully delivered projects for nearly every major automaker and their suppliers throughout North America.

Austin’s focus on manufacturing and industrial projects allow us to bring unique value as a business partner to this industry.

Our team members have assisted automakers and their suppliers to deliver:

  • More than 20 value engineering and re-design concepts for a major body, assembly and paint shop project, removing nearly $40M in project capital cost
  • A preliminary plant layout that optimized capital cost and operations
  • An efficient and controlled relocation of process lines and equipment to support the owner’s business plans without impacting operations
  • A fully integrated BIM environment in the office and field to improve coordination, reduce errors, improve quality, and save money
  • A 200,000 SF automotive supplier plant expansion from concept to occupancy in 6.5 months to meet an aggressive production date established by the OEM, all in a fully integrated, in-house, design-build fashion