Brose to add 300 jobs in Metro Detroit

Nora Naughton
The Detroit News

Auto supplier Brose North America is growing its Metro Detroit workforce.

Brose, which supplies motors and drives to automated steering or braking systems manufacturers, is adding 300 jobs at its Auburn Hills headquarters and its New Boston factory as the company invests $105 million in its southeast Michigan operations over the next five years.

Brose’s investment comes as the Michigan Strategic Fund approved a $2.7 million grant Tuesday to support the expansion. The supplier was also awarded $4.25 million from the quasi-public agency in 2014, supporting Brose’s commitment to create 475 jobs. Tuesday’s announcement brings the company’s total commitment to 775 new jobs and a $202 million investment in southeast Michigan.

Brose North America is a subsidiary of Brose Group in Germany. It operates three facilities in Michigan — in Auburn Hills, Warren and Huron Charter Township. Brose’s automotive customers include Ford Motor Co., Fiat Chrysler Automobile, Honda Motor Co. and Nissan Motor Co.