MAHLE Industries, a German-based automotive and engine component manufacturer, is investing $11 million to expand its technical headquarters in Farmington Hills, Michigan.
Sometime next year MAHLE envisions expanding its Farmington Hill Tech Center campus workforce from about 195 to 350 employees.
"MAHLE is an important player in our automotive supply chain," with roughly 850 employees in Farmington Hills and Novi, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Muskegon, St. Johns, Troy and Ann Arbor, said Governor Rick Snyder. "Their expansion in Michigan tells global companies that Michigan holds great opportunities for growing their business."
While information on whether incentives were offered to the firm was not immediately available, the Governor said; "our flexible incentive program, simplified business tax structure and new efforts to connect employers with talented workers, make Michigan one of the best business climates in the country."
MAHLE's acquisition of the former Nailco facility, adjacent to its existing center at 23030 Haggerty Road, will further consolidate its corporate activities in Farmington Hills. This facility provides the company with an additional 50,000 square feet of office space along with warehouse space for future growth, the firm said.
"We are very pleased to have acquired the former Nailco facility located next to us in Farmington Hills," said Roland Zitt, President, MAHLE Industries, Incorporated. "This move not only allows us to consolidate Sales, Accounting, Finance, Legal, Human Resources and IT functions on one campus, but it also demonstrates MAHLE's commitment to the state of Michigan and the automotive industry."
Operations currently located in Novi, Michigan will be relocated to Farmington Hills. This includes the Test Systems and the Engineering Services business of MAHLE Powertrain, Zitt said.