FDI Preferred Destination

FDI Preferred Destination 2018-04-27T12:57:46+00:00

For more than three decades, the communities of Columbus and Bartholomew County, Indiana, have been leaders in supporting foreign direct investment projects by welcoming the operations of leading firms such as Faurecia, NTN Driveshafts, Toyota Industrial Equipment, Enkei, Dorel Juvenile Products, and many more.  The #1 source of our community’s foreign direct investment has been Japan, with 27 companies choosing us for their U.S. home.  Companies from all over the globe choose us because we understand the needs of international operations, and because they are seeking a welcoming community that will offer them the perfect mix of production, engineering, and logistics strengths.


Stemming from the growth of both our international companies as well as from our local firms who recruit internationally, the Columbus community offers a richness of international diversity that is not found in any other Midwestern community of our size.  In our public schools, 1,300 students speak 51 unique languages, and in 2012, Columbus ranked 2nd in the nation for concentration of “H-1B” visas for foreign-born workers, with 14.6 per 1,000 workers.  Census figures also indicate that our population grew by 1,300 persons in 2012, with 26% of that growth coming from international migration.

For more information on what makes Columbus a friendly, welcoming place to live and do business, please visit our “Living Here” and “Welcoming Community” sections of our site.

For information on our community’s Sister City and Friendship City relationships, please visit the City of Columbus page here.

For more information on our international companies, please see the below table.

CountryParent CompanyColumbus FirmYearProduct
IndiaAXISCADES Engineering Technologies Ltd.AXISCADES Engineering Technologies Ltd.2018Engineering Solutions
GermanyClaas OHGClaas of America, Inc.1981Farm Harvest Equipment
JapanDaiei Giken Kogyo Co., LTDDaiei Inc.2015Forklift components
JapanDenki Keigokin Co., Ltd.DKK of America, Inc.2004Sales of Heat Treating Equipment
ChinaDongfeng Motor Import Export Corp.Dongfeng Motor Import Export Corp.2009Dongfeng Motor Import Export Corp. (Shanghai)
CanadaDorelDorel Juvenile Group1935Housewares, Furniture, Juvenile Products
GermanyLindal GroupLindal North America, Inc.2008Aerosol Valves for Medical Industry
JapanEnkei CorporationEnkei America, Inc.1985Aluminum Wheels
JapanEnkei CorporationEnkei Logistics1989Distribution of Enkei America
JapanEnkei CorporationEnkei America Moldings, Inc.2006Moldings Mfg.
FranceFaureciaFaurecia Emissions Control2010Automotive Sealing, Emissions Control Technology, Interior Systems, Automotive Exterior Systems
SwitzerlandGeorg Utz Holding AGGeorg Utz, Inc.2003Plastic Packaging
JapanHisada Co. LtdHisada America1997Automobile Components
JapanHisada Co. LtdHoosier Metalform Inc.2002Automotive Components
JapanIbiden Co. LTD
Ibiden USA Corporation2010Sales Office
JapanItsuwa Seisakusyo Co., Ltd.Itsuwa USA2009Coating for CAPCO Parts
JapanKawasaki Automotive Industry Co., Inc.Kamic Corporation1995Piston Pins
JapanKousei Co. LtdKousei2013Sales Office
JapanLINTEC Corp.MACtac1994Adhesives
JapanMeidoh CoRightway Fasteners1995Bolt Manufacturing & Metal Coatings
JapanMiyama UNITEC Industries, Co.
Capco, LLC2001Electrical Connections, Seat Belt Parts and other Components
JapanNagakura Mfg. Co., LTDNagakura Engineering Works1994Cold Extruded Parts for Auto Industry
JapanNakashima Company LtdNakashima Indiana Mfg2006Design & Manufacture New Customized Machinery
JapanNikkei MC Aluminum Co., Ltd.Nikkei M.C. Aluminum America, Inc.1989Aluminum Alloy Ingots and Molten Metal from Scrap and Ingots for Auto Industry
JapanNTN CorporationNTN Driveshaft, Inc.1989Constant Velocity Joints (CVJs)
JapanOwari Precise Prod. Co., LTDOSR LLC2002Custom Fasteners
GermanyPMG Holding CorporationPMG Indiana1987Powder Metal Plant
Saudi ArabiaSABICSABIC Innovative Plastics1994Engineering Thermoplastic Material Solutions
JapanShinshoShinsho America2006Warehouse (formerly Seymour Wire)
JapanSugiura Seisakusho (SSC)Sunright America2002Manufacturing of Nuts for Automotive Industry
ChinaSunjoy Fujian Machinery Co.Sunjoy2012Warehouse, Distribution of Electric Pumps, Motors and Generators
ChinaTechtop IndustriesTechtop LHP, Inc.2008Mfg., Warehouse, Distribution of Electric Pumps, Motors and Generators
JapanToyo CorporationPrecision Tools Service, Inc.1988Distribution of Precision Tools
JapanToyota Industries CorpToyota Industrial Equipment Mfg., Inc. (TIEM)1988Fork Trucks
JapanToyota Industries CorpToyota Industries North America, Inc. (TINA)1988Professional Services
JapanToyota Industries CorpToyota Material Handling North America (TMHNA)1988Executive Management
JapanToyota Industries CorpToyota Material Handling, USA (TMHU)2014Sales, Marketing & Distribution
JapanToyota Tsusho CorpToyota Tsusho America, Inc.1988Trading Company
JapanTsune Seiki Co., Ltd.Tsune1995High Precision Cold Saws - 8.3" cut & smaller, Tsune Machines
ChinaYinlun USA & LHP TechnologiesLHP
2007Sourcing, Engineering, Logistics, Mgt. Consulting to Chinese Companies and their customers