Changan to build R&D center in Michigan

  • 21-Jan-2011 04:01 EST

Changan Automobile Co. Ltd plans to invest $7 million and create 161 new jobs in Michigan with a new research and development center. The company is one of China's largest automakers. It will lease a facility in Plymouth Township where it plans to conduct analysis, testing, simulation, and verification activities. The Michigan Economic Growth Authority (MEGA) approved a state tax credit valued at $1.7 million over seven years to convince the company to locate in Michigan over competing sites in Ohio, California, and China. MEGA also approved tax incentives for Martinrea Jonesville LLC and MTU Detroit Diesel Inc. Martinrea Jonesville, a supplier of underbody components, plans to invest $15.9 million to expand its facility in Jonesville which will create 168 jobs. MTU Detroit Diesel, manufacturer of diesel engines and propulsion systems for off-highway vehicles, will invest $32 million to establish a logistics center and a potential future training center. This will help retain 245 jobs and create 115 new ones, according to the company.

Share
HTML for Linking to Page
Page URL
Grade
Rate It
4.50 Avg. Rating

Read More Articles On

2017-03-04
Euro NCAP will establish a separate category for autonomous vehicles, but there is not likely to be one for cars that are claimed to protect all occupants from serious injury or death.
2017-03-13
PRQA features updates to its static application security testing (SATS) solutions for the C and C++ languages, QA·C and QA·C++.
2016-10-27
With its newest work space designated a center of excellence for cameras, ZF TRW underscores the critical role 'seeing' technology plays in automated driving.
2016-10-27
One of the most essential tools used for developing and testing new vehicles is the dynamometer.

Related Items

Training / Education
2013-02-20
Training / Education
2010-03-15