Southfield-based Lear Corp. to Relocate its Asian Headquarters


Lear Corp. — a supplier of automotive seating and electrical distribution systems — will relocate its Asian headquarters from a technology park in Pudong, Shanghai, to new locations in the city’s Yangpu District by February. The Southfield-based company held a signing ceremony regarding the relocation with the city’s government officials Monday.

Public officials say the move underscores Lear’s strategic commitment to its manufacturing customers in Asia. The regional headquarters, which employs 600 workers, will continue to oversee the company’s facilities throughout Asia and Australia.

“With Lear’s established and growing business relationship with automotive manufacturers in Asia, we welcome this opportunity to highlight our vision for the future,” says Jay Kunkel, president of Lear’s Asia-Pacific operations.

Lear’s products are designed, engineered, and manufactured by approximately 113,000 employees in 36 countries.