Friday, February 02, 2007
Michael Shore, MEDC
Japan-Based Meidensha Corp. Picks Michigan for $17 Million Expansion
Governor Jennifer M. Granholm today announced Meiden American Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Meidensha Corporation, is launching a new company inNorthvilleTownship. Meiden Technical Center North America LLC will provide contract testing and engineering services for the development of advanced gasoline and diesel combustion engines. The project will result in the creation of 20 new jobs and the potential for future growth. Meiden American was among 12 companies Governor Granholm met with during her three-day investment mission in Japan last May.
Meidensha Corporation is investing approximately $17 million in the new 78,000-square-foot technical center expected to open later this year. A state and local incentive package valued at $1.5 million offered through the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and Northville Township helped convince the company to invest and grow in Michigan.
Headquartered in Japan, Meidensha Corporation has facilities in Michigan, the United Kingdom and Asia. The company employs over 7,000 people working in the growing fields of energy, transportation, environment, information technology, construction and industrial systems. In 2003, Meidensha formed Meiden American Inc. to provide service and support to its growing North American customer base. Meiden American provides a full range of automotive testing products, technologies and after sales service and support.