The Shyft Group, a leader in specialty vehicle manufacturing and assembly for the commercial and fleet vehicle industries and the recreational vehicle market based in Novi, announced the opening of a dedicated research and development center located at 47632 Halyard Dr. in Plymouth Township.
“Opening a dedicated R&D facility reflects our commitment to constant innovation,” says Daryl Adams, president of The Shyft Group. “Our strategic EV chassis development initiative, announced in June, is just the first in a number of future developments from Shyft Innovations that will drive advancements in both mobility and alternative propulsion.”
The 40,000-square-foot facility will be home to Shyft Innovations, the company’s dedicated mobility research and development teams, which includes EV Chassis Engineering group. The building will be used for product development, prototyping, and design, with a focus on a range of future products and leading technologies.
Currently under development is an all-electric chassis platform, with early prototypes will be assembled at the facility to support the EV chassis’ soft launch towards the end of 2022.
The facility will officially open on Sept. 20, interested applicants may apply for Shyft Innovations Plymouth based position by clicking here.
“The growth we’re experiencing across the Shyft portfolio speaks to our strong end markets and our products’ ability to uniquely meet the needs of our customers,” says Eric Fisher, vice president and general manager of Shyft Innovations.
“This new facility, our growing team of innovative leaders and professionals, and our commitment to research and development will position us to meet the needs of our customers for years to come.”
The Shyft Group’s family of brands includes Utilimaster, Royal Truck Body, DuraMag and Magnum, Strobes-R-Us, and Builtmore Contract Manufacturing. The company employs approximately 2,900 associates in the U.S.