Ann Arbor Area Brands
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From pizza to information Ann Arbor has a culture of innovation that appeals to some of the world's best known brands. Below are a few of the global brands that call the Ann Arbor region home.
Barracuda Networks, Inc. offers industry-leading solutions designed to solve mainstream IT problems – efficiently and cost effectively – while maintaining a level of customer support and satisfaction second to none. While the company maintains a strong heritage in email and web security appliances, Brracuda's award-winning portfolio includes more than a dozen purpose-built solutions that support literally every aspect of the network – providing organizations of all sizes with true end-to-end protection that can be deployed in hardware, virtual, cloud and mixed form factors.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
Fiat Chrysler Automobile's product lineup features some of the world's most recognizable vehicle brands, including Jeep, Dodge, Ram, and Fiat 500. Chrysler's Chelsea Proving Grounds is one of the largest, most modern automotive test sites in the world. The Chelsea Proving Grounds contains over 100 lane miles of on and off road test surfaces.
Mobiata was founded in 2008 when Founder and GM Ben Kazez launched FlightTrack for the iPhone, and within days it was the best-selling travel app. FlightTrack has remained one of the top-grossing travel apps to this day. In November 2010, Mobiata was acquired by Expedia, Inc., and now develops Expedia’s mobile apps as well as leads the development and research in all emerging platforms for the company. And we still innovate and iterate on Mobiata apps.
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Domino's Pizza is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery operating a network of company-owned and franchise-owned stores in the United States and international markets. Domino's Pizza's Vision illustrates a company of exceptional people on a mission to be the best pizza delivery company in the world. Today, there are over 10,000 stores – including more than 5,000 outside the United States.
Faurecia has grown to become a major player in the global automotive industry. A leader in its four areas of business, the Group is backed by a R&D and production network with sites in 34 countries. Faurecia produces automobile modules for automakers worldwide including seats, cockpits, door panels, and acoustics and soft trim. It is the preferred partner of the world's largest automakers, which value its operational excellence and technological expertise.
Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader, manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. Ford continues to deliver profitable growth, building great products to drive success, and achieving 14 straight quarters of operating profit. The Ford Rawsonville Plant in Ypsilanti Township is a supplier of automotive parts and components. The plant has been certified to ISO 14001 environmental standards since 1998 and their program includes such components as solid waste reduction, energy efficiency, hazardous waste reduction, used oil recycling, and air emissions reduction.
Google’s mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The internet based company has packed a lot into a relatively young life. Since Google was founded in 1998, it has grown to serve hundreds of thousands of users and customers around the world.
Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc.
Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI), is the design, technology and engineering arm for all North American models of the Korean-based Hyundai-KIA Motors Group. Hyundai is committed to becoming the leading automotive maker by delivering uncompromising quality and maximum customer satisfaction through revolution and change.
Jiffy Mix (Chelsea Milling)
Chelsea Milling Company is operated by a family whose roots in the flour milling business date back to the early 1800’s. President, Howdy S. Holmes, developed and introduced to the homemaker the first prepared baking mix product, “JIFFY” Baking Mix, in the spring of 1930. Chelsea Milling Company is a complete manufacturer located in Chelsea, Michigan and Jiffy products are shipped to all 50 states, as well as some foreign countries through the United States Military.
Locations in Michigan include their 37,000-square-foot all-electric two-wheeled vehicle production facility in Ann Arbor and their North American Technical Center in Troy, which will act as a headquarters, of sorts, for some of its North American operations. Founded in 1945 as a steel trading company, Mahindra entered automotive manufacturing in 1947 to bring the iconic Willys Jeep onto Indian roads. Over the years, Mahindra has diversified into many new businesses and in the US has grown to a $16.5 billion multinational group with more than 200,000 employees in over 100 countries across the globe. Operations span 18 key industries that form the foundation of every modern economy: aerospace, aftermarket, agribusiness, automotive, components, construction equipment, consulting services, defense, energy, farm equipment, finance and insurance, industrial equipment, information technology, leisure and hospitality, logistics, real estate, retail, and two wheelers. http://mahindrausa.com/
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Masco Corporation is a Fortune 500 organization and global leader in the manufacturing of brand name products for the home improvement and new home construction markets. Masco Cabinetry manufactures three nationally recognized cabinetry brands, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and QualityCabinets®, and the DeNova™ countertop brand. Masco is also a leading provider of a variety of installed products and services for homebuilders.
The Mercedes-Benz Tech Center coordinate development activities for the U.S. market from Ann Arbor, MI. The proximity of the Tech Centers to EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), allow the center to function as a liaison between colleagues in Germany and government agencies in the United States. The location is fully equipped to perform emissions testing for certification and development testing for Daimler and Third Parties and to manage vehicle durability fleets.
ProQuest connects people with vetted, reliable information. Key to serious research, the company has forged a 70-year reputation as a gateway to the world’s knowledge – from dissertations to governmental and cultural archives to news, in all its forms. Its role is essential to libraries and other organizations whose missions depend on the delivery of complete, trustworthy information.
TD Ameritrade is growing the technology infrastructure behind its business and is expanding and relocating its high-tech financial services office to McKinley Towne Centre in downtown Ann Arbor. The company originally chose Ann Arbor over cities in Nebraska, New Jersey, and Illinois due to the available talent and range of available sites, establishing its Ann Arbor technology facility in early 2014. The project will generate up to $5.75 million in total capital investment and create 75 new jobs.
For more than 80 years, the name Terumo has been synonymous with high-quality, innovative medical devices. From its start in 1921 as a manufacturer of clinical thermometers, Terumo Corporation has grown worldwide to a position of leadership in such areas as hollow-fiber technology, blood-management systems, and endovascular therapy. The high-quality medical products of Terumo Corporation are used in more than 160 countries and generate over $3 billion in global annual sales.
Thomson Reuters is the world’s leading source of intelligent information for businesses and professionals, serving four primary customer groups. The company has a leading market position, with well recognized and respected brands in each of their principal markets.
For more than 25 years, Toyota Technical Center (TTC), headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, has been the driving force behind Toyota's North American Engineering and Research and Development activities. A division of Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc., TTC is engaged in engineering design, prototype building, vehicle evaluation, evaluation and design of parts and materials, regulatory affairs, emissions certification and technical research.
Truven IBM Watson Health
Truven Health Analytics delivers unbiased information, analytic tools, benchmarks, and services to the healthcare industry. Hospitals, government agencies, employers, health plans, clinicians, and pharmaceutical and medical device companies have relied on Truven for more than 30 years. Truven combines deep clinical, financial, and healthcare management expertise with innovative technology platforms and information assets to make healthcare better by collaborating with our customers to uncover and realize opportunities for improving quality, efficiency, and outcomes.
The Zingerman's Community of Businesses (ZCoB) a collection of Zingerman’s businesses, each with its own food specialty, all located in the Ann Arbor area, each working to help make the shopping and eating in every aspect of Zingerman’s more flavorful and more enjoyable than ever. They are operated by one or more partners who share ownership and manage the business.