San Antonio’s auto manufacturing industry is expanding as Brooks has landed a global company that produces parts for electric vehicles.

The name of the company has not yet been disclosed, but officials with Transwestern Real Estate Services and Cambridge Development confirm that it will occupy more than 150,500 square feet in a new Brooks Global Crossing building currently under construction.

“We are very pleased to have a sophisticated global manufacturer for the electric vehicle market located in our Brooks Global Crossing project,” Cambridge Development co-founding principal T. Michael Scott said. “We believe they will continue to generate more good jobs and advance the entire Brooks community.”

Transwestern officials said the organization planning to plant its flag at Brooks, described as a “global auto manufacturer,” doesn’t want to go public until it’s closer to occupying the new space.

Brooks Global Crossing is a class A industrial campus under development on the site of the former Air Force base. The auto parts manufacturer will occupy all of Building 2.

Transwestern Managing Directors Carter Thurmond and Witt Westbrook represented Cambridge Development in the deal.

While the name of the company earmarked for Brooks is a closely guarded secret for now, the area it plans to call home has become a more identifiable target for the auto sector.

South San Antonio is home to a pair of major production campuses — Toyota Motor Manufacturing Texas Inc. and Navistar. Port San Antonio on the Southwest Side, also a former military base, is the new headquarters home for DeLorean Motor Co.

“The South and Southeast sides of Bexar County have the perfect blend of abundant workforce, easy access to markets and available land for development,” said David Marquez, director of economic and community development for Bexar County.

Rebecca Viagran, president and CEO of the South Texas Business Partnership and a former San Antonio City Councilwoman representing the South Side, said she was not at liberty to reveal the company’s name.

“But as the industry continues to move toward EV, this is another example how South San Antonio and South Texas is the region for advanced manufacturing,” she told me.

The Brooks Global Crossing structure that this new company will occupy is scheduled to be completed by the second quarter of 2024. Building 1, already available for lease, includes a 663,280-square-foot cross-dock design with 130 dock doors, 40-foot clear heights, and abundant car and trailer parking.

Thurmond said Brooks “will be an excellent long-term home” for the company.