Auburn Hills-based Brose North America Inc. has invested $97.6 million on expantion at its locations in Huron Charter Township, Warren and Auburn Hills, Michigan.
Brose, the North America subsidiary of German supplier Brose International GmbH, plans to add 388 skilled operator and technician positions to support new lines at its Michigan plants. It will also hire 87 engineers and other highly-skilled employees to support testing and technical functions, according to a Michigan Economic Development Corp. memo.
The expansion is supported by a $4.24 million performance-based grant benefits from the Michigan Strategic Fund.
There are also plans to get road access through assistance from the Huron Township LDFA1 district. This will potential include an access road for trucks direct to a new docking station on the manufacturing site.
Brose is a partner to the international automobile industry and supplies around 80 car brands and over 30 suppliers with electric motors and mechatronic systems for vehicle doors, liftgates and seat structures. The family-owned company employs close to 22,000 people at 57 locations in 23 countries. Its current business volume totals 5 billion Euros. Brose is one of the top 40 automotive suppliers in the world and is the fifth largest family-owned company in the industry.