Autoliv to consolidate four operations into single site near Detroit

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The North American unit of Sweden’s Autoliv Inc. plans to invest $ 22.6 million to consolidate four operations into one location near Detroit.

The consolidation is an effort to house the entire electronics operations of the auto supplier under one roof, while also allowing for hiring growth. The project is expected to result in 384 new engineering jobs, which are supported by a $ 2.6 million performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund.

Autoliv will lease a newly constructed 180,000-square-foot facility in Southfield, Mich., to accommodate the consolidation, according to a memo from the Michigan Economic Development Corp.

The company will vacate four leased properties, two in Farmington Hills, Mich., and two in Southfield. The new facility will be located adjacent to its current North American electronics hub on American Drive in Southfield. The building will eventually house more than 1,500 workers, said Tom Hajkus, communications manager for Autoliv in the Americas.

Autoliv’s electronics division develops and manufacturers automotive safety systems, such as radar, night vision and camera vision systems.

The company ranks No. 22 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers with worldwide sales to automakers of $ 10.1 billion in 2016.

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