The march into Detroit from the suburbs of businesses continues.
Tata Technologies, an engineering supplier in the automotive and aerospace industries announced Friday that it’s moving their North American headquarters from Novi to Detroit in early 2019.
The move brings 150 new workers into the city of Detroit.
The new headquarters will be at 6001 Cass Avenue in Detroit, as part of the Techtown neighborhood (yes, apparently, it’s being call its own neighborhood now by the city). That’s in/near Midtown and New Center.
The building, built in 1927, will get a complete rehabilitation. It started life as the Cadillac LaSalle Sales and Service Building.
The 130,000-square-foot building is another Albert Kahn-designed structure. It’ll also be home to a 6,000-square-foot gallery for Wayne State University’s art collection.
Behind this deal is The Platform. The development company is quickly garnering Gilbert-like influence of the New Center area. In Techtown, they’re building Cass & York, a 54-unit premier condominium development. They also own the Fisher Building and recently acquired the Lakeshore building at Woodward and Grand Boulevard.
So why the move from Novi to Detroit for Tata?
“North America is a very important market for Tata Technologies,” said Tata Technologies CEO Warren Harris. “Being part of Detroit’s business environment will enable access to automotive, mobility and tech companies, thereby accelerating our growth strategy and, in return, allowing us to reinvest in the city with new jobs. We are thankful to the Mayor, The Platform and the DEGC for their support in helping Tata Technologies locate its North American headquarters in Detroit.”
Tata Technologies was founded in 1989. According to press materials:
The company delivers customized solutions for engineering and design, product lifecycle management and enterprise IT system integration for the manufacturing sector. Tata Technologies is a company of engineers, led by engineers, with more than 8,500 associates representing 27 nationalities globally.