Mann+Hummel USA has opened its new 220,000 square-foot facility in Portage.
The new building will house production of air cleaner systems, battery frames and assembly of intake manifolds, coolant reservoirs. It also is a warehouse and distribution center.
Kurk Wilks, vice president and general manager of Mann+Hummel USA says the building shows the company's strategic growth plan in action. The company has grown agressively in the automotive industry by providing innovative solutions for its customers, he says.
“The opening of our new South Campus building gives us the space for current business and for future business opportunities,” says Wilks.
Approxmately 200 employees will staff the facility by the end of 2014, bringing the total number of Mann+Hummel associates in Portage to 500.
The South Campus building is located 500 yards from the North Campus building. Both buildings are connected through a new private road, Campus Drive, located at the rear of the properties.
Wilks also expressed gratitude for those who helped make the project possible. “We appreciate the support of Governor Rick Snyder, the State of Michigan, Southwest Michigan First, the city of Portage, our shareholders, and our employees to help make South Campus a reality.”
The Mann+Hummel Group is global company specializing in filtration solutions, development partner and original equipment supplier to the international automotive and mechanical engineering industries. It employs more than 15,200 people at around 60 locations worldwide.