FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MAHLE, one of the world's top 30 automotive industry suppliers, officially opened an expanded North American headquarters campus in suburban Detroit today.
The nearly $20 million expansion project consolidates operations previously located in Novi and Ann Arbor, Mich., onto 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 consolidated under one roof with the Tech Center operations of the Engine Systems and Components business unit.
MAHLE Industries, Incorporated corporate functions such as Central Controlling, Finance, Human Resources and IT also moved from Novi and are now in the same building with the central Sales organization.
MAHLE's aftermarket business unit, MAHLE Clevite Inc., relocated from offices in Ann Arbor to Farmington Hills.
There are 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" said 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 USD 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."
MAHLE Industries, Incorporated, a subsidiary of the MAHLE Group, is the holding company for all North American entities and is responsible for all corporate functions in the region. The MAHLE Group is one of the 30 largest companies in the automotive supply industry worldwide. With its two business units Engine Systems and Components and Filtration and Engine Peripherals, MAHLE ranks among the top three systems suppliers worldwide for piston systems, cylinder components, as well as valve train, air management, and liquid management systems. The Industry business unit bundles the MAHLE Group's industrial activities. These include the areas of large engines, industrial filtration, as well as cooling and air conditioning systems. The Aftermarket business unit serves the independent spare parts market with MAHLE products in OE quality.
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 centers.
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