VOXX International Corp. will expand its production facility with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing center and corporate headquarters in Lake Nona in Orange County. The company will invest $17.5 million, including land, in the project and create 134 jobs in addition to retaining 173 jobs.
VOXX International considered other alternatives but chose Orlando for its existing production facility, local-based talent pool for expansion, proximity to major transportation hubs and business friendly climate. As part of this initiative, VOXX International has also begun the process of moving its New York-based executive headquarters to Orlando, which will eventually be housed in the new building. The company will produce some of its market-leading automotive entertainment systems and products in the new 115,000 square-foot facility at Lake Nona, a 7,000-acre master-designed community that is also home to the USTA’s New Home of American Tennis and Lake Nona Medical City.
“This is a very exciting development for our company and one we believe is important to the growth of our Automotive OE segment, especially now that we have combined all of our OE business into one entity – VOXX Hirschmann,” said Pat Lavelle, president and CEO of VOXX International.
The project was made possible with the help of close partnerships between Enterprise Florida, The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, CareerSource Florida, Orange County, Tavistock Development and the Orlando Economic Development Commission (EDC).
“Orlando’s emerging technology and advanced manufacturing industries make it the ideal location for VOXX International’s new production facility. We’re pleased with VOXX’s decision to expand its presence in Orange County to develop its next digital products and offer new opportunities for skilled talent across our region,” said Rick Weddle, EDC president and CEO.