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US: Faurecia completes new Southfield customer centre

Faurecia has announced the completion of its new Southfield customer centre at the Travelers Tower 1 building on Evergreen Road near Interstate 696 in Southfield, Michigan. The centre will house over 200 employees, including more than 80 new professional jobs.

The Southfield Customer Center is located on the tower’s 17th and 18th floors and is dedicated to engineering, product development, programme management, sales and marketing in support of Ford.

Focused on programme activities for Faurecia’s interior systems business group, the Southfield team brings together former Automotive Components Holdings, LLC employees, Faurecia staff and new personnel. The centre supports the Saline, Michigan operation recently acquired by Faurecia, and operations at Detroit Manufacturing Systems, the joint-venture between Faurecia and the Rush Group, and other programmes and plants.

Over the past year, Faurecia has added eight new locations in North America, including four in Southeast Michigan.

Mike Heneka, President of Faurecia North America, commented: “Faurecia’s growth in North America has been remarkable, especially in southeast Michigan, the heart of the automotive industry. We are proud to see the Faurecia name atop an iconic building of the Southfield skyline as a symbol of our commitment to this region.”

Faurecia North America had revenue of US$4.8bn in 2011 and the group now has 37 production sites in the US, Canada and Mexico and employs more than 17,000 people in the region. It has five technical and development centres, situated in Auburn Hills (2), Holland and Troy, Michigan, and in Columbus, Indiana, as well as customer centres in Southfield, Michigan and Toledo, Ohio, and a services centre in Auburn Hills.