Southfield, MI, January 16, 2018 – Janesville Acoustics, a division of Jason Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:JASN and JASNW) and one of the largest producers of acoustical fiber in North America, today announced the opening of its new Advanced Development Center (ADC) in Farmington Hills, Mich., 25 minutes outside of Detroit. Janesville moved the ADC to Farmington Hills, Michigan from Milan, Ohio.
The new ADC is expected to strengthen the company’s innovation and development of lightweight acoustical and fiber-based product solutions for the automotive and other industries. The location is close to Janesville’s corporate offices in Southfield and many of its customers.
“Our new ADC facility brings our research and development and prototype activities closer to our customers, suppliers, and our commercial and technical staff in Detroit,” said Srivas Prasad, Senior Vice President and General Manager. “We expect the new facility will provide more opportunity for collaboration with our customers and suppliers in order to develop market leading product solutions.
“Our customers continue to look for light weight acoustical and structural solutions, and by being close to them, we can better understand their needs, rapidly build prototypes, and turnaround multiple solution iterations. The increased growth in electric vehicles will demand new acoustical solutions to support this market growth. Being in the middle of the growth of this new technology will allow us to respond more effectively.”
Located at 23028 Commerce Drive, the Farmington Hills site spans approximately 25,000 square feet and will complement Janesville six manufacturing facilities in North America. This location will be responsible for benchmarking, prototyping, manufacturing simulation, and the testing and validation of the company’s light weight component products.
About Janesville Acoustics
Janesville Acoustics is one of the world’s largest producers of acoustical and thermal fiber insultation for a variety of automotive applications. Founded in 1874, the company is based in Southfield, Michigan with manufacturing plants and satellite offices in Michigan, Ohio, Mississippi, North Carolina, Missouri and Mexico.
About Jason Industries, Inc.
Jason Industries, Inc. is the parent company to a global family of manufacturing leaders within the finishing, components, seating, and acoustics markets, including Osborn (Richmond, Ind. and Burgwald, Germany), Metalex (Libertyville, Ill.), Milsco (Milwaukee, Wis.), and Janesville Acoustics (Southfield, Mich.). Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Jason employs more than 4,200 people in 14 countries.