ANN ARBOR — Korean automaker Hyundai is spending more than $15 million to expand its technical center near Ann Arbor with an environmental chamber for extreme temperature testing at its technical center.
Hyundai anticipates the new center will create 50 new high tech automotive research and development jobs over the next three years.
Ann Arbor Spark worked with Hyundai to help the company secure more than $2.5 million in new business development incentives from the State of Michigan and Superior Township. The funding is subject to approval by the Michigan Strategic Fund. The state money will finance construction of a new electricity substation at the Superior Township location that will improve the power output to the property.
The new chamber will run Hyundai vehicles through dynamometer emissions tests at extreme temperatures. It’s capable of hitting minus 40 degrees and plus 245 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Hyundai America Technical Center Superior Township location opened in 2005 and has approximately 170 employees.