ADAC Automotive Breaks Ground on New Corporate Campus in Cascade Township

ADAC Ground Breaking

Grand Rapids, Michigan, June 7, 2018 – ADAC Automotive has broken ground on its new eight-acre corporate campus on Eagle Drive, SE in Cascade Township.

ADAC’s corporate campus will consist of two buildings totaling more than 90,000 square feet. The $20+ million investment will make room for 50 new high-tech positions ADAC expects to bring to the area in the next three years.

The corporate campus will house 175 current ADAC associates and consolidate operations that are currently taking place across four facilities in the southeast Grand Rapids area. The campus will feature a 56,000 square-foot office building to house administrative and engineering personnel and a 24,000 square-foot expansion to a current building to house a product development, validation and laboratory testing facility. Construction is expected to be completed in June 2019.

“Our new corporate campus is an investment in our workforce,” said ADAC President & CEO Jim Teets. “We are designing the space to further encourage communication and team collaboration, which will be key in attracting and retaining employees – especially as we continue to grow our electronic capabilities.

“We at ADAC are committed to West Michigan. Our investments in physical and human capital reflect that. As the global automotive market and mobility industry evolve, we will maintain our position as leaders.”

Partnering organizations include Cascade Township, Rockford Construction, Integrated Architecture, Journey Construction, Custer, Fifth Third Bank and The Right Place.

About ADAC Automotive
ADAC Automotive is a privately-held, family-owned, tier-one automotive supplier that manufactures exterior and interior door handles with integrated electronics, exterior trim and exterior mirrors for the global automotive market. ADAC was founded in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1975. ADAC employs 1,200 associates in nine facilities throughout Michigan. Its five manufacturing locations have a footprint of over 600,000 square feet. ADAC’s partnership with WITTE Automotive GmbH of Germany and STRATTEC Security Corporation of Wisconsin in Vehicle Access Systems Technology, or VAST Automotive Group, provides a footprint in Europe, Asia, India, and Brazil. ADAC has two facilities in Mexico through a joint venture named ADAC STRATTEC de Mexico, or ASdM. Collectively, VAST and ASdM have 12,000 employees globally and generate $1.7 billion in sales.

For more information on ADAC Automotive, visit www.adacautomotive.com or find us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

About VAST
In 2006, ADAC Automotive partnered with WITTE Automotive of Velbert, Germany and STRATTEC SECURITY CORPORATION of Milwaukee, Wisconsin to form Vehicle Access Systems Technology, or VAST. Through this innovative global partnership, ADAC and the VAST alliance members provide access systems product solutions to global automotive customers utilizing established sales, engineering and manufacturing locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and South America.

For more information on VAST, visit www.vastglobal.com.