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P3 Automotive Unveils Mobility Innovation Center in Metro Detroit

PRESS RELEASE
P3 Automotive
 
SOUTHFIELD, Mich., April 20, 2016 – Representing the continuation of its significant North American growth over the past 11 years, P3 Automotive unveiled its Mobility Innovation Center (MIC) in Southfield, Michigan, announced plans to hire 100 employees by year end and committed to investing in research and development of new and advanced technology solutions to address the dynamic changes in the industry.

The announcements were made to customers, partners, media and other stakeholders at an open house today at the new facility, which serves as P3’s automotive headquarters in the Americas. Approximately 60 percent of the new hires will be for positions located in southeastern Michigan. The remaining positions will be located throughout North America.

The P3 MIC, located at 25650 West 11 Mile Rd., Suite 300 in Southfield, Michigan, is a modern 25,000 square-foot facility focused on two key areas: the research, development and implementation of technologies as well as the organizational services that will support OEMs and suppliers as they evolve their businesses and continue to be successful in the wake of the changes in the automotive industry ahead.

“We decided to open the new P3 Mobility Innovation Center right here in the heart of the U.S. automotive industry in southeast Michigan,” said P3 Automotive President and CEO Dr. Samit Ghosh. “As automotive and technology industries converge, Silicon Valley meets Detroit here at the MIC, and the knowledge and advanced solutions we provide help our clients stay competitive right here, right now.”

Ghosh added, “The automotive industry is at a pivotal and exciting time in history given the significant transformation underway as automakers expand into from traditional manufacturing to mobility services. As a leader in infotainment and telematics system integration through our global consulting, engineering and testing services, P3 is a fundamental player in partnering with our clients to navigate these new and evolving technologies.”

As part of its continued growth throughout North America over the past 11 years, including more than 50 percent growth in 2015, P3 Automotive plans to hire approximately 100 employees throughout the region by year end, with 60 percent of those new hires targeted for its Detroit-area operations. Current openings are for engineering and consulting positions, including systems and test engineers, automotive telematics management consultants and cybersecurity experts.

P3 Automotive already employs more than 120 people in Michigan, representing 60 percent employee growth in Michigan in 2015. P3 has more than 3,200 total employees worldwide, including over 450 automotive and telecommunications experts in North America.

The new P3 MIC provides technologies that support the future of mobility in automotive including autonomous driving, device connectivity, eMobility and telematics. It also is designed to support clients at an organizational level, helping customers strategically navigate shifts to software systems, new business models, global platforms and end-to-end product development.

In order to meet those needs, the MIC facility features connectivity solutions and private customer testing and validation labs, a 10-car full vehicle workshop with prototyping capabilities, and multiple labs created to provide cutting-edge insights on connectivity, autonomous vehicles, eMobility, cybersecurity and other in-vehicle telematics and security solutions.

Other speakers at the MIC open house included: Kirk Steudle, director of the Michigan Department of Transportation; Kevin Kerrigan, senior vice president, Automotive Office for the Michigan Economic Development Corporation; and L. Brooks Patterson, Oakland County Executive.

“Our state is the transportation hub of the world, powered by Detroit, the Motor City,” Steudle said. “Like other employers in this area, P3’s Mobility Innovation Center will positively impact the advancement of next-generation technologies for connected and autonomous vehicles, and in turn help to advance the automotive industry.”

“The automotive and manufacturing knowledge base centered in our state is unmatched anywhere in the world,” Kerrigan said. “P3 Automotive is another example of a company that considers Michigan to be a great place to build their business and find the best and brightest employees to lead the high-tech revolution.”

“Oakland County is the home to Automation Alley and thought leaders from OEMs to all tiers of suppliers,” Patterson said. “We are pleased that the company has decided to grow here in our backyard, and is continuing to create career opportunities for its professionals locally.”
 

About P3


P3 is a global consulting, engineering and testing services company with a rapidly growing team of more than 3,200 consultants and engineers working to develop and implement innovative solutions to today’s complex technology challenges. Offering a broad portfolio of services and proprietary tools to the automotive, aerospace, telecommunications and energy industries, P3 adds tangible value that helps clients succeed at every stage, from innovation to implementation. In the Americas, P3 has offices in Detroit, Morristown, Dallas, Greenville, Los Angeles, San Jose, Portland, Mississauga, Montreal and Mexico City. For more information please visit www.p3-group.com. 


Published Date : 4/20/2016

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