Umicore Autocat USA Expands NA Headquarters

Posted by – Howard Wager, Building Inspector

Their motto is “Clean Air is Our Business.”

Umicore Autocat USA Inc., one of the world’s leading producers of catalysts used in automotive emission systems for both light-duty and heavy-duty vehicles, is working on a 3,320 sq. ft. addition to their North American Headquarters and Technical Center at 2347 Commercial Drive.

Umicore Autocat USA's parent company is based in Belgium.

Umicore Autocat USA’s parent company is based in Belgium.

At this facility, Umicore engineers and technicians design and test automotive emission catalysts for a wide range of powertrains, including gasoline and diesel engines, natural gas, and alternative fuels. By focusing on superior technology in the development of catalysts, they assist their customers with producing more fuel-efficient vehicles that meet the requirements of current and future environmental legislation.

View of construction occurring on the west side of the building.

View of construction occurring on the west side of the building.

The company has been located in Auburn Hills since 1997 and employs approximately 60 people at the facility.  We wish them continued success.