Benteler of Germany has opened a new technology centre at its North American headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., designed to enhance the company's relationships with OEM customers in the Detroit area. Benteler Automotive chief executive officer Nick Ghoussaini said, ``We are firmly committed to becoming the preferred systems supplier to our North American OEM and global customers. This new facility will support our quest to go beyond today's demands and create new technological systems that improve quality and simplify how automakers do business.''