Tata Technologies, a Tata Group company and a global engineering consulting organization, today announced it is relocating its North American headquarters to Detroit from Novi in early 2019.
“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,” says Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan. “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.”
The company’s headquarters will be at 6001 Cass Ave. The building is in TechTown and will be renovated to accommodate more than 150 employees. It is owned by The Platform, a Detroit real estate development company.
“North America is a very important market for Tata Technologies,” says Warren Harris, CEO of Tata Technologies. “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. We are thankful to the mayor, The Platform, and the (Detroit Economic Growth Corp.) for their support in helping Tata Technologies locate its North American headquarters in Detroit.”
Built in 1920, 6001 Cass Ave. was the Cadillac LaSalle Sales and Service Building and since renamed Cass Cadillac. It is 130,000 square feet and was designed by Albert Kahn. It will also house a 6,000-square-foot gallery for Detroit’s Wayne State University’s art collection. The building is part of The Platform’s larger vision for TechTown, which also includes condominium development Cass & York, an apartment building on Antoinette Street, and a 550-space parking garage.
“We have long thought that Detroit’s TechTown and Milwaukee Junction areas should be a hub for today’s mobility economy,” says Deitrich Knoer, president and CEO of The Platform. “Tata Technologies’ decision to move into 6001 Cass is an important step in the execution of that vision. We are proud to welcome Tata Technologies to our building.”
The Detroit Economic Growth Corp. (DEGC) facilitated the company’s move to Detroit.
“Detroit now serves as the nexus of placemaking and talent attraction for companies that want to grow here and abroad,” says Peter Chapman, executive vice president of DEGC. “Tata Technologies’ new headquarters will provide the company with a distinct competitive advantage. It also further defines Detroit as a global leader in strategic sectors such as mobility, innovation, technology, and global commerce. Detroit is building a critical mass of global companies and foreign-owned enterprises that see the city’s value and are contributing to its vibrancy.”
Tata Technologies was founded in 1989 and has core specialization in the automotive, aerospace, and industrial heavy machinery verticals. It serves clients in 25 countries.