Hitachi Automotive Systems

Project Details


Design-Build, General Contractor, Self-Perform Earthwork

Keep the Business Running: Manufacturing Expansions that Don’t Interfere with Existing Operations

Executive Summary

Hitachi Automotive Systems, Inc. (HAS) sought a construction partner for green-field expansion projects to augment their manufacturing footprint in Kentucky and Georgia. With facilities in multiple locations within Kentucky and other states, Hitachi sought a partner with automotive industry experience, the capacity to accomplish major industrial construction without intefereing in ongoing production, and the flexibility to work in several geographic areas. Bristol Group responded with exemplary services, resulting in the establishment of one of Bristol Group’s longest client relationships.

In one of Bristol Group’s several projects for Hitachi Automotive Systems, the client sought to connect their north and south plants at points located in the area of their shipping and receiving operations. It was imperative that these operations were uninterrupted during construction. HAS executives specifically inquired how Bristol Group would manage construction while allowing critical operations to continue. Bristol Group was able to reference another recent job performed for another automotive industry supplier, and this experience provided the necessary assurance to HAS leadership that Bristol Group was up to the challenge. One significant complicating factor was substantial rock excavation that had to be accomplished without interruption to existing operations.

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