• Free for qualified executives and consultants to industry

  • Receive quarterly issues of Area Development Magazine and special market report and directory issues


DESign USA Establishes New Hudson, Michigan, Manufacturing Center

Auto manufacturer DESign USA plans to establish its U.S. headquarters and first U.S. manufacturing operations in New Hudson, Michigan. The $19 million project is expected to create 45 jobs.

The new 153,000 square-foot facility will design and build automotive automation equipment.

“We are very excited to be relocating our U.S. headquarters to our new facility in Michigan,” said DESign Group Director John Ferreira. “We are grateful to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and their local partners who have helped us with our United States expansion. We look forward to working with the local workforce, innovators and manufacturers in Michigan.”

The Michigan Strategic Fund is supporting the project with a $466,650 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant.

“The decision by DESign USA to establish its first U.S. operations and U.S. headquarters in Southeast Michigan underscores our state’s leadership in automotive manufacturing and future mobility, as well as the strength of our business climate and talented workforce,” noted?MEDC Sr. Vice President of Regional Prosperity Matt McCauley.

DESign USA Inc., headquartered in South Africa, is a large global automotive manufacturer. The company has completed projects for Ford, BMW, Stellantis, Tenneco and others.

“We’re seeing a steady drumbeat of investment from global suppliers and manufacturers because they recognize the Detroit Region as the densest automotive and mobility cluster in the world,” added Maureen Donohue Krauss, president and CEO of the Detroit Regional Partnership (DRP). “We not only make things here. We make the things that make things, through cutting-edge tooling technology with world-class engineering talent. Design Group helps companies engineer their assembly lines to thrive and will further bolster our dynamic supply chain.”

Exclusive Research