Governor’s Office Of Economic Development And Tourism Recognizes Seguin Manufacturing Facility’s 50 Years

October 13, 2022 | Austin, Texas | Press Release

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism today participated in Vitesco Technologies’ 50th anniversary celebration for the advanced manufacturing facility in Seguin. Adriana Cruz, Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism, commended the company and the community on reaching this significant milestone and presented a congratulatory certificate from Governor Greg Abbott.

“Made in Texas truly is a powerful global brand,” said Governor Abbott. “Offering unmatched business operating advantages and a growing, skilled workforce, Texas is home to innovative leaders across industries, including advanced manufacturers of automotive electronic components. I thank Vitesco Technologies for their ongoing investment in Texas and for their community partnerships in Seguin. Texas is a manufacturing mecca where today’s products are made and tomorrow’s technologies are brought to life. And together, we are building a brighter future for all Texans."

The Seguin automotive electronics manufacturing plant first opened its doors in 1972. Now owned by Vitesco Technologies, a global leader in advanced manufacturing, the facility employs more than 1,700 Texans in the manufacture of complex automotive components, including engine controllers, hybrid electric battery controllers, NOx sensors, and other electronics.

“We are proud to work alongside our economic development partners in Seguin to retain and grow existing businesses and to foster continuing economic investments,” said Executive Director Cruz. “Vitesco Technologies is evidence of the state’s growing automotive supply chain and robust advanced manufacturing sector. As a major employer in Seguin, this global leader helps promote continuing economic growth for the community, the region, and the state of Texas.”

Manufacturing is the heart of the Seguin economy. Numerous manufacturers and Fortune 500 manufacturing companies have established major operations within the city of Seguin. Nearly 30% of Seguin’s workforce is employed within the manufacturing industry. Proximity to San Antonio and Austin provides access to a large, diverse, and skilled labor pool and to a robust transportation and logistics network allowing for easy shipping of products across the country and around the world.  

Vitesco Technologies, an international leader in intelligent and electrified drive systems based in Regensburg, Germany, employs about 37,000 employees at around 50 locations worldwide.

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Tourism is charged with marketing and promoting the state of Texas as a premier business location and travel destination and works closely with regional and community partners to ensure Texas remains the top state for business in the nation. Under Governor Abbott’s leadership, Texas continues to set new records for total employment and jobs. Texas has remained the Best State for Business for a record 18 years in a row and received the Governor's Cup for the most job-creating corporate relocation and expansion projects for the last 10 consecutive years.