NOVI, Mich.—Cooper Standard Automotive Inc. will build a new world headquarters in Northville, Mich., which is less than five miles from its current location in Novi.
The firm said the new headquarters also will be located about 10 miles from its Global Technology Center in Livonia, Mich. Cooper Standard said the new site will meet its growing needs and reflect its culture of innovation, fostering enhanced employee collaboration with the latest in creative workspaces to further expand innovation to all areas of the business.
"Our new world headquarters will be designed to fit our strategic vision and support our culture of innovation and employee engagement," Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Edwards said in a statement. "This is an important new chapter for Cooper Standard that will help ensure our competitiveness and ability to recruit and retain talent. The new Northville facility will enable easy access for our stakeholders and provide an environment that will support and contribute to the future growth of the company."
Cooper Standard said it was awarded a $1.3 million Michigan Business Development Program performance-based grant. The three-story, 110,000-sq.-ft. facility will be built with the latest energy management systems with a focus on recycling to reduce the building's overall carbon footprint and enhance comfort for employees.
The new headquarters will house about 400 employees with opportunities for future expansion and offer the latest employee work/life amenities and services. Cooper Standard said these include an open-concept office space with extensive in-person collaborative and video conferencing spaces; and unique outdoor spaces along with walking options to a variety of local services.
The firm employs about 33,000 people with operations in 21 countries.