SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Representing the continuation of its significant North American growth over the past 11 years, P3 unveiled its Mobility Innovation Center (MIC) in Southfield, Michigan, announced plans to hire 100 employees in its automotive division by year end and committed to investing in research and development of new and advanced technology solutions to address the dynamic changes in the industry.
The announcements were made to customers, partners, media and other stakeholders at an open house today at the new facility, which serves as P3's automotive headquarters in the Americas. Approximately 60 percent of the new hires will be for positions located in southeastern Michigan. The remaining positions will be located throughout North America.
The P3 MIC, located at 25650 West 11 Mile Rd., Suite 300 in Southfield, Michigan, is a modern 25,000 square-foot facility focused on two key areas: the research, development and implementation of future automotive technologies as well as organizational solutions and processes that will support OEMs and suppliers as they evolve their businesses and continue to be successful in the wake of the changes in the automotive industry ahead.
"We decided to open the P3 Mobility Innovation Center right here in the heart of the U.S. automotive industry in southeast Michigan," said Dr. Samit Ghosh, President and CEO of P3's automotive division in North America. "As automotive and technology industries converge, Silicon Valley meets Detroit right here at the MIC. P3 provides local access to the knowledge and advanced solutions that help our clients stay competitive."
Ghosh added, "The automotive industry is at a pivotal and exciting time in history given the significant transformation underway as automakers expand from traditional manufacturing to mobility services. As a global leader in connectivity, autonomous driving and mobility solutions, P3 is a fundamental player in partnering with our clients to navigate these new and evolving technologies."
Globally, P3 has more than 3,200 consultants and engineers, including over 450 automotive and telecommunications experts in North America. As part of its continued growth throughout North America, including more than 50 percent growth in 2015 in its automotive division, P3 plans to hire approximately 100 automotive experts throughout the region by year end, with 60 percent of those new hires targeted for its Detroit-area operations. P3 already employs more than 120 automotive specialists in Michigan.
Current openings are for engineering and consulting positions, including systems and test engineers, connectivity specialists, automotive telematics management consultants and mobility and cybersecurity experts.
The new P3 MIC provides technologies that support the future of mobility in automotive including autonomous driving, device connectivity, eMobility and telematics. It also is designed to support clients at an organizational level, helping customers strategically navigate shifts to system engineering and integration of software development, new business models, global platforms and end-to-end product development including big data-based IT solutions.
In order to meet those needs, the MIC facility features modern, open collaboration spaces and a 10-car full vehicle workshop with prototyping capabilities. It also includes multiple labs created to provide cutting-edge insights on connectivity, autonomous vehicles, eMobility, cybersecurity and other in-vehicle telematics and mobility solutions, in addition to private customer testing and validation labs.
Other speakers at the MIC open house included: Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation; Kevin Kerrigan, senior vice president, Automotive Office for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; and L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive.
"The automotive and manufacturing knowledge base centered in our state is unmatched anywhere in the world," Kerrigan said. "P3 is another example of a company that considers Michigan to be a great place to build their business and find the best and brightest employees to lead the high-tech revolution."
"Oakland County is the home to Automation Alley and thought leaders from OEMs to all tiers of suppliers," Patterson said. "We are pleased that the company has decided to grow here in our backyard, and is continuing to create career opportunities for its professionals locally."
P3 is a global consulting, management and engineering solutions company with a rapidly growing team of more than 3,200 consultants and engineers working to develop and implement innovative solutions to today's complex technology challenges. Offering a broad portfolio of services and proprietary tools to the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and energy industries, P3 adds tangible value that helps clients succeed at every stage, from innovation to implementation.
In the Americas, P3 has offices in Detroit, Morristown, Dallas, Greenville, Los Angeles, San Jose, Portland, Mississauga, Montreal and Mexico City. For more information please visit www.p3-group.com.
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