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Brose North America Opens $62 Million Manufacturing Hub In New Boston, Michigan

09/29/2014
Brose North America opened its new $62 million facility located near Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport in New Boston, Michigan. The 380,000-square-foot manufacturing plant will support increased growth with Brose's domestically located OEM partners.

The New Boston production center, which is expected to create 450 jobs, will produce door modules, latch modules, seat structures and drives for power lift gates. Brose is a partner to the international automobile industry and supplies around 80 car brands and over 30 suppliers with electric motors and mechatronic systems for vehicle doors, liftgates and seat structures.

"Since 2010, we have invested $74 million in Michigan and this number will only grow," said Jan Kowal, President of Brose North America. "Between 2014 and 2020, we are projecting an investment close to $100 million and an additional 400 jobs to support our customers, 75 percent of which are car manufacturers with headquarters in the Detroit area. We continue to invest in Michigan because it has historically offered the skilled workers, reliable suppliers and favorable economic climate required for Brose success."

"Our intention is to produce a large part of our product portfolio here in our New Boston plant. The production has ramped up and the volumes are increasing by a great amount," said Jorg Graichen, General Manager, New Boston Plant. "The purchase of this building sends a clear message to the region and our customers that we're committed to long-term investment in the area."

The company currently has three locations in Michigan – regional headquarters in Auburn Hills, a production facility in Warren and this new production facility in New Boston – and heavily invests in finding and developing talent from the region. Brose also has five other North American locations.

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