Autonomous Commercial Vehicle Leader WABCO Selects Auburn Hills For Headquarters

Posted by – Steve Cohen, Director of Community Development

We’re pleased to report that WABCO Holdings Inc., a leading global supplier of technologies that improve the safety, efficiency, and connectivity of commercial vehicles, announced today that it will locate its new Americas headquarters in the City of Auburn Hills.  The $19.7 million facility is currently under construction at 1220 Pacific Drive and is expected to open in October.

Rendering of the finished building (above). In addition to office space on two floors, the premises at 1220 Pacific Drive will feature a Customer Experience Center, a vehicle test lab, training center, and other amenities.

The new, 102,000 square-foot facility represents a significant investment and demonstrates WABCO’s increased commitment to serve commercial vehicle manufacturers, fleet operators, and aftermarket customers in North America.  WABCO has vastly expanded its presence in the region since its launch in 2007.

WABCO’s new Americas headquarters will house approximately 200 employees when it opens, including employees who are currently located at two separate locations in metro Detroit.  The company plans to increase employment prior to occupying the new building and is forecasting to add as many as 90 professional jobs at the site during the next three years.

Originating from the Westinghouse Air Brake Company founded nearly 150 years ago, WABCO continues to pioneer breakthrough innovations to enable autonomous driving in the commercial vehicle industry.  Today, leading truck, bus and trailer brands worldwide rely on WABCO’s differentiating technologies, including advanced driver assistance, braking, steering and stability control systems.  Powered by its vision for accident-free driving and greener transportation solutions, WABCO is also at the forefront of advanced fleet management systems that contribute to commercial fleet efficiency.  In 2017, WABCO reported sales of $3.3 billion and has nearly 15,000 employees in 40 countries.

We’re thrilled to welcome WABCO to Auburn Hills and thank them for choosing to invest in our community.