Cooper Standard opens global tech centre in Michigan


Cooper Standard, a leading global supplier of systems and components for the automotive industry, recently opened a new Global Technology Centre in Livonia, Michigan, US. The 137,750 sqft facility offers capabilities in material science, tooling, development, production and validation. It also houses innovation showroom and vehicle display area.

The Global Technology Centre will serve Cooper Standard's global customer base. Greatly increasing the size and capacity of its former technical centre in Farmington Hills, the new facility consolidates the company's innovation and development teams under one roof with the expertise to take products from material development to production reality.

"Our new Global Technology Centre is designed to enhance collaboration and accelerate our innovation process," said Jeffrey S. Edwards, Chairman and CEO of Cooper Standard. "This optimised facility is dedicated to forward-looking developments that are generated from our successful i3 Innovation Process. With the facility's new capabilities, Cooper Standard is innovating in areas of the vehicle that haven't been revolutionised in decades and creating unique expansion opportunities in adjacent markets."

Cooper Standard's new Global Technology Centre, which is certified per IATF 16949, leads the company's global material research endeavours, from basic chemistry through the end product; supports all product lines (sealing, fuel and brake delivery, fluid transfer and anti-vibration systems; offers a fully integrated material development laboratory; provides prototype production, DV/PV testing lab, full-service tool shop; offers production equivalent lines for pilot activities and advanced manufacturing engineering; features innovation showroom and vehicle display area; and houses product strategy teams to enable enhanced collaboration and accelerate product focused innovations.


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