Tata Technologies will move it North American headquarters from Novi to the formerly empty 147,000-square-foot, Albert Kahn-designed building on Cass Avenue and York Street.
The building, located in Detroit’s TechTown neighborhood, will undergo a complete rehabilitation to accommodate more than 150 Tata Technologies employees. Tata Technologies is a global engineering, consulting company.
“North America is a very important market for Tata Technologies,” says Tata CEO Warren Harris, “Being part of Detroit’s business environment will enable access to automotive, mobility and tech companies, thereby accelerating our growth strategy and, in return, allowing us to reinvest in the city with new jobs.”
Harris listed proximity to leading automotive, mobility and tech companies, access to talent, and support from Detroit Mayor Duggan as just some of the reasons for the move.
The company’s new Detroit headquarters was built in 1927 as the Cadillac LaSalle Sales and Service Building. The 130,000-square-foot building was designed by renowned Detroit architect Albert Kahn and will also house a 6,000-square-foot gallery for Wayne State University’s art collection. The building is part of private real estate developer The Platform’s larger vision for TechTown, which also includes Cass & York, a 54-unit premier condominium development; an apartment building on Antoinette Street and a 550-space parking garage.
“We are thrilled that Tata Technologies has chosen Detroit as the site of its North American headquarters and will work with their partners at The Platform to renovate a significant building in our city’s core,” Mayor Duggan says. “Tata Technologies joins a growing number of global companies in choosing Detroit as a base. This move helps to strengthen Detroit’s position as a leader in automotive technology and mobility.”
Tata Technologies is a global engineering consulting organization with core specialization in the automotive, aerospace and industrial heavy machinery verticals. The company delivers customized solutions for engineering and design, product lifecycle management and enterprise IT system integration for the manufacturing sector.