MAHLE Powertrain Expands-Relocates North American Headquarters To Plymouth, Michigan
According to company officials, MAHLE will move from MAHLE's corporate headquarters in Farmington Hills to a 45,000-square-foot building at 14900 Galleon Court in Plymouth, recently acquired from Westport Fuel Systems.
The North American powertrain operation currently employs more than 40 people and expects to add up to 20 new powertrain engineering positions over the next several years. The official opening of the new facility is expected to take place in early November.
The new Plymouth location is equipped with a four-wheel-drive chassis dynamometer, seven vehicle lifts, five powertrain test cells and a wiring-and-instrumentation laboratory. Further expansion plans call for two additional powertrain test cells, upgrades to engine and vehicle test beds to meet regulatory requirements for certification, and additional equipment to support hybrid-electric vehicle testing.
"Our Plymouth headquarters will be one of the most technically advanced engine-development facilities in North America," says Hugh Blaxill, managing director of MAHLE Powertrain, LLC. "The new facility is designed to support a wide range of advanced engine-development activities, including MAHLE's Jet Ignition program."
Blaxill adds the move also will enable MAHLE to provide additional customer support in advanced engine testing for gasoline, diesel, hybrid, propane and natural gas powertrains.
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