Grupo Antolin has signed a lease for 36,000 square feet in Hunt Midwest‘s SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex located in Kansas City.
Grupo Antolin supplies headliners for Ford F-150s and Transit Vans and GM’s Chevrolet Malibu, as well as interior side panel package trays for both GM and Ford.
Steve Woodward, Grupo Antolin logistics and supply chain systems manager, said the Spanish company chose SubTropolis because it has a wide range of warehousing options as well as superior climate control, round-the-clock security and affordable operational costs. The number one consideration, however, was location.
Hunt Midwest’s Automotive Alley has increasingly become the top choice for auto industry suppliers and upfitters. Since 2011, a total of 11 automotive related companies have located in SubTropolis and the Hunt Midwest Business Center, for a total dedicated footprint of more than 500,000 square feet of leased space and 100 acres of developed land, respectively.
Other upfitters and suppliers include Adrian Steel, Knapheide Manufacturing Co., Ground Effects, Midway Ford, Auto Truck Group, AER Manufacturing, CASECO, Leggett & Platt CVP, XPO Logistics and Clore Automotive. These upfitters, combined with Ford’s NAVLOS (North American Vehicle Logistics Outbound Shipping) facility, have room to stage over 9,600 vehicles.
Grupo Antolin employs about 300 people in various sites throughout the metro area.