June 11, 2014
FEC Automation Systems, a Shelby Township, Mich.-based manufacturer and installer of fastening and assembly equipment for automakers worldwide, has opened its first European office in Chelmsford, England. David Cloake, who spent more than 25 years in a variety of management positions at Ford, Toyota, and other automotive companies, will lead the European operations.
“Chelmsford is a small office, but it will give us a European base and allow us to be quicker and more responsive to existing and potential customers,” said owner Ron Jaeger. The company plans to hire additional staff immediately and ultimately hopes to add service and assembly capacity in Europe.