ANN ARBOR, Mich. Affinia Group
has announced it will relocate its Ann Arbor, Mich., headquarters to
Gastonia, N.C., home of its Global Filtration group. The transition to
the new corporate headquarters will occur in phases during 2014.
"The relocation of Affinia Group's headquarters to Gastonia will allow
us to continue our global focus on innovation and competitiveness, while
leveraging Global Filtration's track record of customer service and
market leadership. Given Filtration's significance to Affinia,
consolidation in Gastonia at this time makes perfect sense," said Terry
McCormack, president and CEO of Affinia Group.
"I'm extremely proud of the people here in Ann Arbor who helped us with a
resoundingly successful transformation from a North American
manufacturer into a true global entity," McCormack added. "We are in the
process of formulating a detailed headquarters relocation plan and will
do everything possible to assist our Affinia people during this time of
Affinia Group began operations in 2004 following the acquisition of the
aftermarket business of Dana Corp. Affinia implemented a global
transformation program and today serves the world's leading distributors
of light and heavy vehicle replacement parts, as well as industrial
markets. Last quarter, Affinia Group reported the highest quarterly
sales and gross profit in the company's history.