A German auto assembly equipment manufacturer has announced their plans to expand and locate their North American headquarters in Hamilton County.

ATN, a subsidiary of German-based ATN Hoelzel GmbH, is a supplier and integrator of fully automated and robot-guided gluing equipment.

The company’s customers include automotive manufacturers.

The automotive supplier will invest $6 million and create 100 new jobs in Hamilton County, according to a news release from Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's office.

ATN plans to relocate its current Hamilton County facility to an existing 55,000-square-foot facility in Chattanooga.
The company plans to retrofit the existing space to include 15,000 square feet of office space as well as other upgrades at the facility, which will function as the company’s North American headquarters and manufacturing facility.

“ATN is thrilled to announce our newly expanded manufacturing facility in Chattanooga. With the support of both the city and state we will be able to attract new talent in the region and create more highly skilled and compensated jobs to drive the manufacturing landscape of our hometown forward. Our expertise in dispensing quality robotic solutions has been recognized by most car manufacturers across North America, who are using our systems in all production areas for their ICE and electric vehicle production lines. The U.S. manufacturing facility has become our second largest plant worldwide and perfectly complements our German Production and Services offered at the headquarters in Saxony, Germany," said ATN Hoelzel COO Thomas Brandler.