• SubTropolis - The world's largest underground business complex.®
  • SubTropolis - The world's largest underground business complex.®

AUTOMOTIVE ALLEY

PSW-approved space adjacent to Ford’s assembly plant and logistics facility.

AUTOMOTIVE ALLEY – SUBTROPOLIS

Location. Location. Location.

  • Home to Ford’s NAVLOS facility
  • Just minutes from Kansas City’s Ford and GM assembly plants
  • Larger supplier facility footprint, with unlimited expansion flexibility
  • Improve efficiency and lower transportation costs
  • Labor force — supplier expertise close to assembly lines
  • Ford PSW-approved space

Automotive Alley is a strategic combination of two business parks, Hunt Midwest Business Center (HMBC) and SubTropolis.  The $50M+ project has attracted new Ford Transit and F-150 upfitters to Kansas City. With production of the F-150 and the Transit at the Ford Claycomo plant just minutes away, Automotive Alley is the destination location for all Ford Transit and the Ford F-150 upfitters.

Automotive users currently occupy 120+ acres of HMBC, while SubTropolis automotive users lease 600,000+ square feet of energy-efficient space.

Get the Automotive Alley flyer HERE.

SubTropolis Cross Section - Automotive Alley

For more information about SubTropolis, please contact Ryan Tompkins at 816‑455‑2500.

“The ability to perform our after-market modifications in SubTropolis’ climate-controlled, cost-effective environment and then stage our vehicles in an adjacent surface lot creates valuable operational efficiencies.”

Steve Freimanis
Steve FreimanisGeneral Manager - Knapheide

“SubTropolis is a good fit for Leggett & Platt CVP because of its proximity to the Ford Kansas City Assembly Plant, where the Transit is built. We also found the underground to be a cost-effective location in an ideal environment for our commercial equipment installation operations.”

Leggett & Platt CVP
Leggett & Platt CVP

“SubTropolis’ proximity to both the Ford and General Motors plants in Kansas City was very attractive to us. After operating for several months on a temporary basis in Automotive Alley, we knew we had found the ideal location for our growing regional warehouse operations, and we look forward to adding to our presence in SubTropolis.”

Steve Woodward
Steve WoodwardSystems Manager - Grupo Antolin

“Hunt Midwest Business Center’s proximity to Ford’s Claycomo Kansas City Assembly Plant was a big selling point for us. Our new fulfillment center for Spartan Upfit Services, a division of Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services, is at the center of our new product launch that arms trades people, delivery service personnel and mobile retailers with custom interiors they need to better service their customers.”

John Forbes
John ForbesPresident of Spartan Fleet Vehicles and Services

“At first we weren’t sure about how our employees would react to an underground location. But now they prefer to work there because SubTropolis is so comfortable – even in the blistering summer heat or frigid winter cold.”

Robbie Harris
Robbie HarrisGeneral Sales Manager - Knapheide

“The location proved to be ideal for our new operation in Kansas City for a number of reasons. We were attracted to the underground location because of the close proximity to the Ford Claycomo assembly plant. The cost-effectiveness and sustainability of the underground were also very attractive to us.”

Reading Truck
Reading Truck

“It is in our best interest to have a facility close to where Ford is going to make the commercial van in which we will perform our installs. We have picked a location in the Kansas City area that is as close to the area as we can get.”

Bob Browns
Bob BrownsGeneral Manager - Adrian Steel

“No wonder the place gets a 100 percent Energy Star rating — no heating or air conditioning necessary!”

Jim Motavalli
Jim MotavalliCar Talk at NPR and Mother Nature Network
2,000+

EMPLOYEES

55+

COMPANIES

6,100,000+

SQUARE FEET

10

AUTOMOTIVE UPFITTERS

100

ENERGY STAR