The company says its Automotive Aftermarket division is growing its workforce in Ohio.
Nidec is looking to design and develop products locally in Serbia.
The new plant will produce mobility coatings to support growing customer demand in China.
Phase two will see the completion of the largest specialty tire plant in Sri Lanka.
The 96,000-square-foot facility will create nearly 100 jobs producing headliners, interior door and console armrests, and instrument panel trim components for the auto industry.
GRIs new mixing plant will have the capacity to increase GRIs specialty tire production output by 100 tons a day in the first phases of the project. With the successful completion of the final phase of this project, the output is expected to reach 200 tons a day.
Continental Tire hosted local dignitaries and company executives at a celebratory ribbon cutting in Uvalde, Texas, on Wednesday, June 5.