Cooper Standard announced the opening of its new Japan headquarters and engineering centre in Yokohama. Relocated from its previous location in Osaki, the approximately 5,400 square-foot (~ 502.5 m2) facility currently employs 14 people and offers full-service product development and engineering to support Japanese automakers, such as Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Suzuki and Toyota.

The facility is equipped with design and testing capabilities, including CAD and 2D CAE designers, 3D printing and material testing equipment for the company’s core product lines.

“The opening of our new Yokohama facility expands Cooper Standard’s network of global technology centres with broader capabilities to support our customers in this important automotive market,” said Jeffrey Edwards, CEO and chairman, Cooper Standard. “Notably, the facility will enhance on-site product development, as well as accelerate the localisation of our latest innovations, such as our award-winning Fortrex material.“

Cooper Standard and its joint venture partners operate 35 facilities in the Asia Pacific region, including 15 in China, 11 in India, six in Korea, two in Japan and one in Thailand.

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