Novi, Mich. — Yanfeng Automotive Interiors will invest $8.45 million to develop a new headquarters in Novi, Mich., focused on instrument panels.
The company, formed in 2015 as a joint venture between Shanghai-based Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd., and Johnson Controls Inc. — although JCI's holding is now held by its automotive spinoff, Adient Ltd. — will use the Novi site as a Michigan headquarters and technical center for instrument panel engineering and testing, the state of Michigan announced Jan. 18.
The project will create 60 jobs.
As a result, the company will received a $600,000 Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. Michigan was chosen over a competing site in another location. The city of Novi has offered support to the project in the form of property tax abatement.
Yanfeng's operations include injection molding of interior parts, including door panels, center consoles and instrument panels, as well as forming cover skins and other interior parts.