TI Fluid Systems Finalizes Plans to Enhance Auburn Hills Headquarters and Build Next e-Mobility Innovation Center

  • TI Fluid Systems has finalized its plans to enhance its corporate headquarters and build its next e-Mobility Innovation Center (eMIC)
  • The company has renewed the lease at its Auburn Hills location, with the new terms paving the way for a 48,000 square feet extension of the site
  • The new eMIC will follow the successful blueprint laid out in Rastatt Germany, with the additional capability of an injection molder

AUBURN HILLS, Michigan, USA (March 14, 2023) — TI Fluid Systems (TIFS), a leading global supplier of automotive fluid systems technology, has finalized plans to expand its corporate offices and build a brand new next e-Mobility Innovation Center (eMIC) at its headquarters in Auburn Hills, Michigan.

The plans were made possible owing to TI Fluid Systems’ renewal of its lease at the Fieldstone Industrial Complex. The terms of the renewal enable TI Fluid Systems to expand its presence by 48,000 square feet, providing the space to build its next eMIC, as well as expand and modernize its existing corporate offices. The existing Auburn Hills Tech Center will be closed and its capabilities moved to the new space.

Construction of the state-of-the-art Auburn Hills eMIC forms part of TI Fluid Systems’ strategic roll-out of five such centers across key global markets to cement the company’s position as a trusted thermal management technology partner for OEMs all over the world. The first center, located in Rastatt, Germany, opened in April 2022, with further projects in China, Japan and Korea planned for completion in 2024.

The Auburn Hills eMIC will follow the successful blueprint of Rastatt, uniting six core competencies – virtual engineering, design, processing, prototyping, product testing, and vehicle testing – under one roof and harnessing the power of digitalization. This will enable TI Fluid Systems’ engineers to efficiently design, develop, simulate and visualize thermal management systems and components for electrified vehicles, streamlining product development cycles for customers.

The new facility will feature three vehicle lifts and 30 electric vehicle charging stations, as well as housing an injection molder. With the equipment onsite TI Fluid Systems will be able to produce prototype components using 3D-printed plastic tools created, as well as fully functioning injection molded parts.

Hans Dieltjens, President and CEO of TI Fluid Systems, said, “Building a brand-new e-Mobility Innovation Center is part of our long-term mission to embrace change and encourage innovation. It is in these facilities where we will develop our next generation of products and technologies to support our customers’ shift to electrified vehicles, and so we are very excited to take on this ambitious project.

“Having our corporate offices on the same site as one of our state-of-the-art eMICs is an important step in the development of TI Fluid Systems, and we are looking forward to welcoming our customers to our updated home before the end of the year.”

About TI Fluid Systems

TI Fluid Systems is a leading global manufacturer of highly engineered thermal management and fluid storage, carrying, and delivery systems primarily for the light duty automotive market. With more than 100 years of automotive fluid systems experience, TI Fluid Systems has manufacturing facilities in 104 locations across 29 countries serving all major global OEMs.

For more information, visit www.tifluidsystems.com.

Developing the next generation through the TI Fluid Systems Scholarship Program

Last year, we launched a global Scholarship Program to help provide career pathways and assist with educational expenses for high-performing university students in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields of study. 2023 is the first full year of the program and we’ve seen encouraging progress across all participating markets, with 32 scholarships already awarded and plenty more to come.

The Scholarship Program is aimed at underrepresented minority groups and students from low-income families, and is initially being rolled out in five of our key recruitment markets – USA, Germany, Poland, Mexico and China.

In Poland, two female students, Monika Swieciochowska and Klaudia Piwowarczy, were recently awarded two-year scholarships at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, while Zuzanna Szczelina and Kinga Mycek have been selected at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. All four of these students were chosen by their universities on account of their outstanding academic performance.

It’s a similar success story in China, where we’re working with three universities – close to our facilities in Shanghai, Changchun and Tianjin – to support 26 students as part of the initiative. Our Chinese team partnered with the universities to select female STEM students from low-income families or with excellent academic credentials.

There’s still work to be done in Germany, where the goal is to bring seven students onto the program. Currently, there are two female students from The Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences and Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft enrolled, with the next selection planned for the end of the first quarter of 2023. Scholarship participants in Germany will also benefit from extra-curricular experiences, including a tour of the Rastatt E-Mobility Innovation Center and the opportunity to attend engineering networking events.

In the USA, work is also well underway. We have partnered with NACME (National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering), with a view to providing three students a place on the Scholarship Program. To be eligible, students need to meet the minimum GPA of 3.0, and will be interviewed by three TIFS representatives to assess their suitability for the program.

Finally, we are making great strides in Mexico, where our goal is to provide 20 scholarships for top performing female students from low-income backgrounds. We have already struck up partnerships with two first-class institutions, the Technological University of San Luis Potosi and the Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi, with each university committing to 10 scholarships each. The application process in Mexico is ongoing, so watch this space for news of the successful students.

Investing in the next generation of talent is critical to the ongoing success of our business, so projects such as the Scholarship Program are a positive step in securing our future. It is also especially important that we provide opportunities to underprivileged and underrepresented groups to ensure TI Fluid Systems is a diverse and inclusive place to work.