FLORENCE, Ky. (AP) -- German auto parts maker ZF Steering Systems LLC says it will move its northern Kentucky operations from Hebron to Florence and add 175 jobs.
Company spokesman Frank Buscemi said the Florence plant will be ZF's only North American steering components plant.
The company said last year it was moving its shock absorber unit ZF Sachs to Mexico, eliminating 220 local jobs.
Buscemi said those workers can apply for the 175 new steering systems jobs.
The company said it expects to complete consolidation of the steering systems jobs in Florence by the end of 2008.
The plant will build a new system that uses electric motors, rather than hydraulic pumps, for steering and is well-suited to hybrid vehicles.