Japan-Based HIROTEC AMERICA Breaks Ground on New Headquarters

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

Construction is underway on the new 213,979 sq. ft. headquarters for the Americas for HIROTEC AMERICA (formerly TESCO Engineering) in the Oakland Technology Park.  The $22.8 million facility is anticipated to be complete by August 2015.

The site is located on the south side of the corner of Cross Creek Parkway and High Meadow Circle

The site is located on the south side of the corner of Cross Creek Parkway and High Meadow Circle

HIROTEC AMERICA designs and manufactures assembly lines used to make doors, hoods, and other body panels for automobile manufacturers around the world, including GM, Chrysler, Ford, Honda, and BMW, among others.  The business is part of a larger group of companies that are collectively owned by Japan’s HIROTEC Corporation.

The company first came to our town in 1992 when they built their current facility located at 4567 Glenmeade Lane, which is now 170,000 sq. ft. in size.  They plan to keep both buildings operating and will float around 450 people (conservative number) between the two locations.

Rendering of the proposed building

Rendering of the proposed building

HIROTEC AMERICA could have located their headquarters anywhere in Southeast Michigan, so their decision to remain and expand in Auburn Hills is great news for our community.