Mahle has officially opened an expanded North American headquarters in Detroit, USA. The development, costing nearly $20 million, consolidates operations previously located in Novi and Ann Arbor, Mich., to the company’s new campus in Farmington Hills.
Mahle has consolidated four locations on the expanded Farmington Hill campus. The Test Systems and Engineering Services business of Mahle Powertrain, LLC moved from rented space in Novi and is now under one roof with the Tech Centre operations of the Engine Systems and Components business unit.
Corporate functions such as Finance, Human Resources and IT have also moved from Novi and are now located in the same building with the central sales organisation. Mahle’s aftermarket business unit, Mahle Clevite Inc., relocated from offices in Ann Arbor to Farmington Hills.
There are now nearly 400 employees on the Farmington Hills campus. “The benefits of having all of these functions on one campus are obvious and the signal of size and stability sent to the outside community and our employees are clear” stated Roland Zitt, President, Mahle Industries, Incorporated. “Consolidation of these activities will enhance our interaction and allow us to face the future with a new sense of community.”
Prof. Dr. Heinz Junker, Chairman of the Management Board of the Mahle Group, added, “Mahle has demonstrated its commitment to the North American market, with huge investments and is a substantial player in the automotive, heavy duty, aftermarket and industrial segment. The latest investment of almost $20 million in this campus, which we celebrate today together, clearly makes a statement to the whole industry and the consumers that Mahle is dedicated to this continent and to our customers.”
In 2012, the Mahle Group achieved sales of nearly EUR 6.2 billion (USD $7.9 billion); approximately 48,000 employees work at over 100 production plants and seven research and development centres.