With an extensive network of OEMs and suppliers, Ohio is a top automotive manufacturing state. It is situated in the center of the North American automotive industry, with 77 percent of total light-vehicle production either in Ohio or within a 600-mile radius of its borders.
- Six high-volume light-vehicle plants (cars and light trucks) are located in Ohio.
- 13 vehicle models and six medium- and heavy-duty truck models, are produced here.
- 108,196 Ohio workers are employed in the automotive industry.
- Ohio's automotive sector has a GSP of $15.7 billion.
- 580 establishments directly and indirectly supply automotive assemblers, with many Tier I, II and III suppliers and specialists in tool and die, stamping, machining, injection molding and other auto processes.
- Second highest number of final assembly plants and suppliers, behind Michigan
- Second in value-added parts production
- Third in value-added for combined assembly, bodies, trailers and parts operations
- First in the manufacture of engines and transmissions
- Third largest automotive workforce
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), Ford, General Motors, Honda, Kenworth and Navistar have assembly plants here. Models produced include Honda Accords and CR-Vs, Chevrolet Cruzes, and Jeep Wranglers and Cherokees.
- Five Fortune 1000 companies that supply parts are headquartered here: Cooper Tire & Rubber, Dana, Goodyear Tire & Rubber, Parker Hannifin and Worthington Industries.
- More than 90 companies from 16 nations have subsidiaries and/or joint ventures in Ohio; 11 are on Fortune's Global 500 list.
- Honda - 14,500
- General Motors - 8,800
- Ford - 6,270
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles - 6,130
- Ohio is becoming a global hub for the research, testing and production of smart transportation technologies, including the $45 million, 540-acre Smart Mobility Advanced Research and Test (SMART) Center for automated and connected vehicles.
- Ohio companies are innovators in lightweight materials and alternative powertrain technologies.