General Motors‘ lidar supplier Cepton Inc. opened an workplace in suburban Detroit to function its automotive enterprise hub and assist develop its relationship with automakers within the area.
The Silicon Valley firm stated final week the workplace in Troy, Mich., will “house members of Cepton’s senior leadership team as well as product, program management, business development, application engineering, sales and corporate marketing.”
Brunno Moretti, vp of product, stated Cepton plans to rent native workers.
“The office is an important steppingstone as we grow our reach and connections to Detroit-based OEMs,” Moretti wrote. “The Detroit office will serve as the automotive hub for Cepton, and we expect the team to grow to ensure we provide local support to our OEM and Tier 1 partners.”
The assertion stated renovation of the workplace started in 2021 following the corporate’s bulletins of its superior driver-assistance system lidar sequence manufacturing award with GM.
“We have the largest ADAS lidar series production award in the industry with General Motors (GM), ongoing collaboration with Ford and engagements with the top 10 automakers across the globe,” Moretti wrote. “As our commitments to Detroit have deepened it felt important to grow the team on the ground as well.”
A spokesperson for Cepton wrote in an e-mail to Automotive News that the workplace was an enlargement and relocation of a earlier workplace within the Detroit space. The spokesperson stated the workplace opened final Thursday and would match as much as 30 workers. She declined to reveal the price of the enlargement.
In addition to the Troy workplace and the San Jose, Calif., headquarters, Cepton has workplaces in Germany, Canada, Japan, India and China.