UTAC, formerly Millbrook Revolutionary Engineering Inc., a company that provides automotive testing services, will establish a testing facility in Redford, Michigan. The $26.2 million project is expected to create 85 jobs.
This facility will be focused on providing testing services to the expanding electrification market and will also serve as the company’s U.S. headquarters. The expansion is In response to the growing electric vehicle market, according to state officials.
“The decision to expand our test and systems build facilities to include Electrified Vehicle powertrain testing reaffirms our commitment to this rapidly growing industry. UTAC will play an integral role in the EV testing industry and will create high-tech, quality jobs in our community for the electrified future,” said UTAC USA Managing Director Dustin Harrison. “Our bespoke designed powertrain and battery test systems will be able to support design validation, controls calibration, and replicate the performance of full-scale production according to our customers’ unique specifications. Globally UTAC provides end to end vehicle validation at all levels. We look forward to advancing the sustainable future in Michigan and beyond.”
The project is being supported by an $850,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. In addition, the Charter Township of Redford has offered to assist the company with talent attraction and recruitment.
“Today’s projects reinforce our commitment to providing long-term economic growth for all Michiganders by highlighting the continued strength of our state’s talented workforce and our leadership positions in advanced manufacturing and an electrified mobility future,” said Quentin L. Messer, Jr., CEO of MEDC and President and Chair of the MSF Board. “We are grateful to the Governor, legislators, the Michigan Strategic Fund Board, and local officials for their continued support of the Michigan Business Development Program, which was critical to bringing these efforts to life here in the state. These projects reflect our commitment to seizing opportunities that ensure Michigan becomes an even better place for each of our 10 million-plus friends and neighbors to live, work, visit, play, and create futures.”
The project will further boost Michigan ‘s efforts to position itself as the global leader in the future of mobility and vehicle electrification, according to state officials.