DETROIT -- Brose North America Inc. plans to invest $97.6 million to expand at three locations around Detroit.
Brose, the North America subsidiary of German supplier Brose International GmbH, plans to add 388 skilled operator and technician positions to support new lines at its Michigan plants. It will also hire 87 engineers and other highly-skilled employees to support testing and technical functions, according to a Michigan Economic Development Corp. memo.
The plants are located in Huron Charter Township, Warren, and Auburn Hills.
The expansion is supported by a $4.24 million performance-based grant from the Michigan Strategic Fund.
The expansion comes from new business wins. Its customers include Ford Motor Co., FCA US LLC (formerly Chrysler Group) and Honda.
Brose chose to expand in Michigan instead of Mexico, according to the MEDC memo.
The company supplies a variety of window regulators, door modules, seat adjusters, power closure systems, head restraints and other electronics. Brose ranks No. 38 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers with worldwide sales to automakers of $6.2 billion in 2013.