Global technology company, Wabco, will open its new US headquarters in Q3 2018.
According to Wabco, the new 31,000 square-metre facility located in Auburn Hills, Michigan, represents a significant investment, demonstrating the company’s commitment to serve commercial vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators and aftermarket customers in North America.
Wabco has expanded its presence in the region since its launch in 2007. Over the past two years, Wabco has tripled its workforce as it acquired four high-tech manufacturing businesses: Mico, Laydon Composites, RH Sheppard and the buyout of Meritor Wabco Vehicle Control Systems, a 50-50 joint venture with Meritor.
Wabco’s Americas headquarters will house approximately 200 employees when it opens, including employees who are currently located at separate sites in Rochester Hills and Troy, Michigan. The company plans to increase employment prior to the opening and is forecasting to add as many as 90 professional jobs at the site during the next three years.
“WABCO’s investment in a new Americas headquarters reflects our leadership in technologies that advance the safety, efficiency and connectivity of commercial vehicles in this region,” said Wabco President Americas, Jon Morrison. “We are driving dynamic growth and expansion in North America, and this new headquarters will enable our team to anticipate and respond to customer needs even better. In addition, the new office will now co-locate our talented teams, fostering seamless collaboration as we advance innovations to enable autonomous driving in the commercial vehicle industry.”
In addition to office space on two floors, the premises at 1220 Pacific Drive will feature a Customer Experience Center, a vehicle test lab, training center, and other amenities.
“We are thrilled to welcome Wabco to Auburn Hills,” said Kevin McDaniel, Mayor of Auburn Hills. “It will be a point of pride for this community to be home to a company that is known worldwide for its innovation and technology leadership. Wabco’s presence here will strengthen and enhance our community for years to come.”