Recaro Automotive, a manufacturer of performance car seating, has announced the grand opening of its new North American facility, Recaro Automotive HQ. Located in Clinton Township, Michigan, the official ribbon-cutting ceremony for the facility took place on October 6. Earlier this year, Recaro Automotive was acquired by Raven Acquisitions.
The new facility will be responsible for OEM, commercial vehicle and aftermarket seats. Additionally, international shipments of seating materials and products will be processed through this specific plant moving forward. Recaro’s most recent product launch, the brand’s first-ever off-road seats, will soon begin production at Recaro Automotive HQ. These seats, known as the Pro Racer SPG XL ORV and the Cross Sportster ORV, will come to market by the end of 2020 for customer purchase.
“We are thrilled to announce the opening of our Recaro North American facility and a range of new job opportunities for individuals in the Michigan area,” said Emil Kreycik, Recaro’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “As we continue to present cutting-edge products, we’re excited to open this advanced U.S. hub for production and innovation. Through our seat offerings, we’re confident that we will continue to help our customers achieve peak performance and inspire a passion for driving.”
Recaro worked hand-in-hand with community leaders throughout the site selection and construction process, the company said. The official ribbon-cutting, which featured a speech by Emil Kreycik and a product display, was attended by Bob Cannon, Clinton Township Supervisor and Jack Johns, Project Manager at Macomb County Department of Planning & Economic Development. Moving forward, private and socially distanced tours of the facility will be available by appointment for OEM customers and Recaro’s marketing partners.