Source: MASU Brakes announcement
PLYMOUTH, Mich. — MASU Brake Pads Pvt. Ltd, New Delhi, India, announced its expansion into the United States and purchase of a facility in Plymouth, Mich.
The new MASU Brakes Technical Center capabilities will include climate-controlled, NVH dyno testing and prototype pad production. These resources will facilitate agile support for its customers.
Work is already underway at the new building located at Beck Road and M14. It is estimated to start limited operations in the third quarter.
“MASU’s establishment of a U.S. branch and investment in the North American Technical Center underscores the commitment to our U.S. and North American growth strategy.,” said Earl Gesch, vice president. “This R&D Center is strategically located to boost collaboration with our US partners by further enabling rapid product development in step with our customers. The connecting of our industry leading engineering efforts in India, North America and Europe highlights our company’s global presence and diversity.”
“I am incredibly excited to bring this exceptional new resource to our U.S. customers!” said Sarah Olson, Director of Product Engineering. “MASU has proven technical solutions today from our experienced staff in India. We will be complementing this expertise with state of the art, local capabilities to support our customers in the most efficient way.”
MASU Brakes is an industry leader in designing and manufacturing of disc brake pads and drum brake linings for light and commercial vehicles. Founded in 1982, MASU has expanded globally to provide a full portfolio of friction products to original-equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers. MASU has offices in India, Europe and the U.S. employing more than 1,500 people. MASU friction products are sold in more than 55 countries.