We’re Like Two Peas in a Pod

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

The words “Automotive Industry” and “Auburn Hills” go together like two peas in a pod.

Since we are home to both Chrysler Group, LLC’s Headquarters and Technical Center and Volkswagen Group of America’s R&D and Administrative Offices, it has become a natural fit for automotive part suppliers to want to locate in our community.

The 15-story, 5.3 million square foot Chrysler Group, LLC Headquarters and Technical Center

So, it was not surprising to read in Crain’s Detroit Business recently that 7 out of the Top 25 Largest Automotive Parts Suppliers (North American sales) are headquartered right here in the City of Auburn Hills.

Here are those companies listed, which are some of our largest employers:

No. 6:  Borg Warner -3850 Hamlin – Engine and drivetrain systems and associated components

No. 7:  Continential Automotive Systems US Inc. – 1 Continental Drive – Tires, stability management, electronic chassis, and brake systems

No. 10:  Faurecia North America – 2500 Executive Hills Boulevard – Automotive seating, emissions control technologies, interior systems, and automotive exteriors

No. 11:  GKN Driveline North America, Inc. – 3300 University Drive – Constant velocity joints, all-wheel drive, eDrive systems, and transaxle parts

No. 17:  TI Automotive – 1272 Doris Road – Automotive fluid storage, carrying, and delivery technology

No. 22:  Autoliv Americas Group – 1320 Pacific Drive – Airbags, inflators, seat belts, electronics, and steering wheels

No. 25:  Bentler Automotive – 2650B N. Opdyke Road – Chassis systems, engine, exhaust, and body structure products

As you can see, the automotive industry is a big part of our DNA.  We’re inseparable.