North America’s first EV AC Line is operational in North Texas

Sanden International USA Adds $25MM Equipment Line

Sanden International Wylie TX North America's First EV AC Compressor Plant
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Nov 13, 2023
Staff Reports

November 13, 2023 - The Wylie Economic Development Corporation (Wylie EDC), today announced that Sanden International (USA) Inc. (Sanden) has installed the United States’ very first Electric Vehicle AC compressor line in Wylie, Texas.  Sanden, in cooperation with the Wylie EDC, has invested more than $25 million to build and operate an advanced manufacturing line dedicated to the Electric Vehicle technology.

“Being first to market in the U.S. is no small task, but exemplifies our dedication to supporting our customers with the highest quality, most innovative, and most timely products available on the market today,” stated Mark Ulfig, President and CEO of Sanden (USA). “This achievement demonstrates the fact that Sanden delivers on its promises and is an automotive industry supplier that can be counted on to deliver the most innovative AC compressor products available in the United States. Our designs and manufacturing expertise ensure that our customers always have access to state-of-the-art AC compressors for their vehicles.”

“We are excited to be a part of this historic moment and to support Sanden as their manufacturing line produces the very first Electric Vehicle AC compressors for the emerging U.S. EV market,” stated Wylie Mayor Matthew Porter.

“We are honored to have Sanden in our community and to assist them in this local expansion,” commented Melisa Whitehead, Wylie EDC Board President.  “Investing in our local companies directly benefits our community and further demonstrates our willingness to help local businesses grow, expand, and flourish in Wylie, TX.” 

About the Sanden International USA

Headquartered in Wylie, Texas, Sanden International (USA), Inc. is a top supplier of automotive compressors and HVAC components to the world’s most prestigious vehicle manufacturers. Sanden utilizes an extensive global network of manufacturing plants and suppliers to remain a leader in mobile climate technology. Sanden began marketing automotive air conditioning compressors in 1974 and has been manufacturing compressors in the U.S. since 1980.

About the Wylie Economic Development Corporation

The Wylie Economic Development Corporation (Wylie EDC) is funded through a citywide half-cent sales tax that is collected from over 240,000 consumers in our retail trade area. The Wylie EDC facilitates corporate relocations, local expansions of existing businesses, retail/commercial development and revitalization projects that lead to the creation of new jobs and the generation of additional tax revenue for the community.

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