Hella Corporate Center USA Inc., a Tier 1 supplier of automotive lighting and electronics components and systems, is opening an administrative and technical center in Northville, Mich.
The center, which should be completed in 2019, will replace its existing U.S. headquarters approximately 3 miles away in Plymouth. The estimated 115,000-square-foot facility will feature a modern open-office concept with updated office equipment, project rooms, meeting areas, lounge and cafeteria space as well as fitness activities, the company said in a Dec. 19 news release.
Phone calls and emails to Hella were not immediately returned.
"With the new location, we will create an important foundation for further pursuing our growth plan in the North American market," Steve Lietaert, president of Hella Corporate Center USA, said in a statement. "We will have more space for required additional resources while also being able to further optimize the work environment for our employees."
By 2019, the company said it expects to add 50 employees at its U.S. headquarters, expanding from the current headcount to approximately 400.
In addition to its focus on developing electronics products and lighting technology, the new headquarters will house departments for purchasing, sales, information management, finance and controlling for the North American region.
Parent company Hella GmbH & Co. KGaA, formerly Hella KGaA Hueck & Co., is based in Lippstadt, Germany. The company reported sales of 6.6 billion euros ($7.8 billion) in fiscal 2017. Globally, Hella has approximately 38,000 employees across 118 locations.