The new technical center will include a prototype shop and a test laboratory building.
"We are looking forward to opening our new headquarters and technical center that will bring us closer to our core North American customers," said Guenter Baumann, managing partner, Eberspächer Group, Esslingen, Germany. "We have a creative team of engineers dedicated to providing quality services and products that meet our customer's individual specifications and expectations." The Novi-based division will provide engineering design, simulation, prototype and exhaust systems testing services for its North American customers. The investments are a two-digit million USD - sum in the next two years.
The Eberspächer Group employs about 5,000 associates globally and has partners and subsidiaries operating more than 20 countries in all major regions of the world. Sales in 2000 were in excess of $1 billion, more than half of result from exhaust system business.