Sakthi Automotive building $7 million facility, adding 200 jobs in Detroit

Auto parts supplier Sakthi Automotive Group has broken ground on a $7 million building at its manufacturing and distribution campus in southwest Detroit that the company says will create 200 new jobs.

The Detroit-based subsidiary of India conglomerate Sakthi Group is building the new 60,000-square-foot facility to accommodate a new contract to build steering arms and knuckles for Volkswagen AG vehicles, said Lalit Verma, CEO of Sakthi Automotive.

The company, which came to Detroit in 2014, already produces 6 million units of knuckles and steering parts for VW, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors Co., said Alfredo Newman, senior human resources manager for Sakthi.

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