WABCO Holdings Inc. announced that its new headquarters for the Americas will be located in Auburn Hills, Mich. The facility is currently under construction and is expected to open in the third quarter of 2018.
The new, 102,000 sq.-ft. facility will house approximately 200 employees when it opens, including employees who are currently located at separate sites in Rochester Hills and Troy, Mich. The company says it plans to increase employment prior to the opening, and is expecting to add as many as 90 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 Jon Morrison, WABCO’s president for the Americas. “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.”