BRIGHTON, Mich. — Eberspaecher officially opened its expanded location in Brighton, Mich. this week.
The facility more than tripled to 340,000 square-feet. It will produce Eberspaecher’s heavy-duty exhaust after-treatment systems and bring the organization’s three key processes – laser shell manufacturing, converter catalyst canning, and complex automated welding and assembly, as well as the company’s experts in each – under one roof. The goal of larger facility is to expand Eberspacher’s production capacity for commercial vehicle exhaust systems in the US.
“As an organization that has made a commitment to Michigan and the automotive industry, we are pleased to establish this center of excellence for our commercial vehicle operations in Brighton and use our new resources to strengthen customer care and grow our North American presence,” said Heinrich Baumann, managing partner of the Eberspaecher Group. “With this expansion we can further strengthen our leading position in the exhaust technology market for commercial and off-road vehicles in the US.”
The company says customers will benefit from having all of Eberspaecher’s commercial vehicle support functions, including engineering, business development and design, adjacent to the manufacturing floor.
“By creating this highly efficient blueprint that brings all of our functions and operations under one roof, we aim to increase the speed and quality of our customer care and strengthen our competitiveness in the automotive marketplace,” added Greg Sibley, president of Eberspaecher North America.
As well, with the expansion, Eberspaecher decreased the company’s environmental footprint through incorporating energy-saving measures and efficient technology and systems. These include: air control and venting systems exceeding environmental standards; high-tech glass that allows natural light to enter but not heat the building, resulting in more efficient heat and air conditioning operations; an efficient material storage system that minimizes the use of floor space; and zone-control electrical systems that control usage based on real-time demands.