A123 Systems to Build $40M HQ in Michigan

The 150,000-square-foot campus will replace the company's leased spaces in Livonia and Romulus, serving as a workplace for more than 400 employees upon completion.

A123 Systems, a developer and manufacturer of advanced lithium-ion batteries and systems, is building a new $40 million headquarters in Novi, Mich.

A123 Systems' Livonia, Mich. facility
A123 Systems’ Livonia, Mich. facility

Located near the Fountain Walk complex off I-96, the 32-acre site will feature an engineering center with all corporate functions, a laboratory space and a manufacturing plant. The 150,000-square-foot campus will replace the company’s leased spaces in Livonia and Romulus, serving as a workplace for more than 400 employees upon completion.

In addition to the new facility, the company will also be consolidating its U.S. manufacturing operations into a smaller site on the campus. Construction is set to begin in the third quarter of 2017 and be complete by the end of 2018.

“We are making a commitment to a continued significant presence in Michigan, in proximity to the skilled and experienced talent here,” said Jason Forcier, CEO of A123 Systems, in prepared remarks. “This new complex meets future needs by becoming our epicenter of engineering. It will allow us to grow our engineering workforce and bring testing inside, that has previously been done outside the company.”

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