Auto parts maker adding 30 in Hendersonville

Electronics and lighting systems company renovating Old Shackle Island building

A manufacturer of automotive electronics and lighting systems is investing more than $3 million to relocate and expand its Hendersonville operations and hire about 30 workers.

Novità Technologies designs and makes on-board lighting systems for original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket use. The company was formed in 2007 when Trico Electronics was spun off from the Trico Products Group and now about 50 people.

The company had been based on Molly Walton Drive but is in relocating to Old Shackle Island Road about three miles to the east. Its new building, which previously housed seven other businesses that have relocated to nearby sites, is twice the size of the Molly Walton property. Renovations are expected to be completed by August.