Southfield-based automotive supplier Federal-Mogul Holdings Corp. said Wednesday it will relocate its global headquarters to a new 10-story, 180,000-square-foot office building a few miles away from its former headquarters.

Federal-Mogul employs 750 people at its headquarters, and the first wave of employees will move into the new building at 27300 West 11 Mile this week. The rest will be moved throughout October.

“Our employees pride themselves on working collaboratively with each other, so we’ve designed the build-out of our new space in order to further enhance communication and teamwork,” Scott Pepin, senior vice president, human resources, said in a statement. “Further, we are pleased about remaining in Southfield, a city that has supported our company and employees for nearly 50 years.”

Federal-Mogul said it expects the new building’s state-of-the-art technology and design to provide a collaborative environment, enhancing communication and teamwork.

The company employs more than 45,000 people in 34 countries, according to the company. It makes everything from brakes and wipers to chassis and other vehicle components.

“Federal-Mogul has been synonymous with Southfield since its headquarters opened here in 1966 and we could not be more pleased that the company has chosen to stay,” Southfield Mayor Brenda Lawrence said in a statement. “Having Federal-Mogul remain in Southfield fortifies our city as the ‘Center of it All’ and one of the largest corporate addresses in Michigan.”

Last month, Federal-Mogul said it will separate its Powertrain and Motorparts divisions into two separate, publicly traded companies. The company said it will separate the companies by spinning off its Motorparts division to shareholders. Federal-Mogul hopes to complete the move by the first half of 2015.


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