Samvardhana Motherson Peguform (SMP) excels as a leading full service supplier of differentiated high quality interior and exterior products for the automotive and related industries. Customers include Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, and Renault. SMP contracted Evans General Contractors to build their first factory in the US. This is a design/build project that must meet all requirements and directions required by Vastu Shastra.
The 800,000 square foot, Tier 1 facility, is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, on a 96-acre site with more than 1,000,000 cubic feet (CF) of cut and fill. This project is currently the largest injection molding facility in the US, serving Mercedes-Benz as the main client. Evans had to move 40,000 CF in two days in order for SMP to perform the groundbreaking ceremony.
The project consists of five buildings: a production/administrative facility, two guardhouses, a maintenance building, and one utility building. Building construction is a custom fabricated steel structure with metal panels and a Membrane roof system. The production facility has 75,000 SF of office space. There are four levels of office in the main administration area and three levels of office in the paint shop. The 80,000 SF paint shop is a fully-automated paint line for all parts manufactured at this facility.
One guardhouse serves as the entrance to the campus and one guardhouse serves as the exit. Each guardhouse is 2,500 SF consisting of restrooms, office space, and check-in area. The maintenance building is 8,000 SF and provides areas to repair tools and small machines. The 10,000 SF utility building has multiple levels that contain the chillers, pumps, compressors, and main switchboards for the main production building.