DETROIT -- Automotive supplier Roush Industries Inc. has opened an engineering center in suburban Detroit that will create about 150 jobs, mostly in engineering and data science.
The 44,000-square-foot center, which officially started operations April 1, focuses on hybrid and electric vehicle engineering, autonomous vehicle testing support and software and data analytics, said Gary Rogers, vice president of advanced engineering for Roush.
Rogers is overseeing the center. He said the expansion northward will help the company grow its scientist base to areas north of Detroit. Roush declined to give details on total investment in the leased space.
The supplier plans to expand operations there as it hires more scientists and technical support, Rogers said. So far, 20 of the 150 positions have been filled.
The facility in Troy, Mich., will also bring Roush closer to some of its customers, including General Motors and the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center, according to a statement.
Roush Industries is a unit of Roush Enterprises Inc. Of Roush's more than 4,000 employees in North America, Europe and Asia, about 2,500 are based in the Detroit area.