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TÜV SÜD America Expands Automotive Lab and Staff in Detroit Metro Area

Michigan sign photoTÜV SÜD America, a global testing, inspection, and certification services organization is relocating its automotive and environmental test facility, expanding service capabilities and staff.

The new office is located at:

TÜV SÜD America
1755 Atlantic Blvd
Auburn Hills, MI  48326

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The new facility is twice as large, 30,000 sq/ft, allowing for new test equipment and greater efficiency. The staff is being expanded to man additional test stations and cover expanded shift work.

Ten additional thermal chambers were added, which include a combination of thermal shock, drive-in and reach-in configurations.  Six new corrosion / erosion radiator stands were custom built as well as a proprietary 4-poster test rig for automobiles, which can be utilized for short term projects by automobile manufacturers and component manufacturers to correct buzz, squeak and rattle issues.

One of the most unique capabilities for the Detroit Metro area is a new 4” electrodynamic shaker, capable of 28k lbf sine, 19.7k lbf random, and 56k lbf mechanical shock tests.

“We are excited about the expansion of our testing services at this facility.  TÜV SÜD is aggressively looking at ways to increase capacity in the transportation sector and this investment will improve our service delivery to the Automotive, Aerospace, Rail, and Military industries” states Darryl Flager, Global Business Line Manager, TÜV SÜD Canada.

In addition to expanding our vehicle test capabilities, the playground equipment group is being re-located from the Plymouth facility to Auburn Hills, offering IPEMA certification on public play equipment and public play surfacing materials.

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For more information about the new facility visit: http://www.tuv-sud-america.com/us-en/industry/automotive-transportation/automotive-test-lab

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