Hanon System is relocating its Americas Innovation Centre to Novi, Michigan, to consolidate its existing sites in the State into a single location to drive efficiency.

The facility is a two-floor construction with 217,000 sq ft of space in the Haggerty Corridor Corporate Park, which is home to a number of other automotive Tier 1 suppliers.

"We are pleased to announce our new location, which will allow us more space to better support our customers and offer employees an environment conducive to innovation, collaboration and employee development," said Hanon Systems president and CEO, In-Young Lee.

"This action demonstrates the company's long-term commitment to support the Americas automotive market, our skilled and dedicated existing workforce and the talent who will join our ranks in the future and contribute to the company's success."

The company factored employee commuting patterns, access to freeways and proximity to customers in the site selection process.

The new location includes an administrative workspace; meeting rooms; visitor lobby, technology showroom, benchmarking space and cafeteria; and nearly three times more laboratory space to build, test, analyse and develop thermal products.

"The decision to find a new location to support our business growth was simple," added Americas Innovation Centre lead engineering director, Mark Brown. "We have outgrown our existing space and needed to consolidate into a single location to operate more efficiently.

"The new location will offer a laboratory with expanded test capability for all product lines; improved support of customer product development and co-development opportunities; and the flexibility and space to expand our R&D operations to support future growth."

The company expects to gain occupancy and start operating at the new site later this month.

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