TI Fluid Systems P.L.C. is evolving to accommodate the ever-expanding market for electric vehicles. The Oxford, England-based automotive supplier is opening what it calls "E-Mobility Innovation Centers" worldwide.
The facilities will be similar to one it opened in April 2022 at its global engineering center in Rastatt, Germany. The company will reconfigure its U.S. headquarters in Auburn Hills, Mich., to open one center there, and plans to complete three more operations next year, one each in China, Japan and South Korea.
The company recently renewed the lease on the Auburn Hills site and hopes to begin construction this month to expand and modernize the corporate offices and build the new center. The project will add about 48,000 square feet to the existing structure, expanding it to 192,000 square feet.
In turn, TIFS plans to close its nearby tech center and transfer those resources to the expanded headquarters building. The company expects to complete construction by the first quarter of 2024, a TIFS representative told Plastics News.