SOLON, Ohio (Jan. 15) — Excel Polymers L.L.C. has opened an automotive sales and market development office in Novi, Mich.
The office is located in Michigan's automotive technical corridor, and features a commercial and technical development team dedicated to Excel's customers' needs, according to Jim Staargaard, vice president and general manager for Excel's transportation business unit. He said as the rate of change in auto parts and material performance requirements continues to accelerate, the elastomer compounder wanted to be as close as possible to the specifiers and the original equipment automotive manufacturers.
Staargaard said access to customers' technical centers is key to the company supporting materials development.
The office is the first by a rubber compound supplier with a dedicated commercial and technical presence in the Detroit area, he said.