GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – The Engines Division of Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. is consolidating all aspects of its management and product development processes in a single facility in Grand Rapids. The company is launching a significant renovation of its existing facilities to accommodate the move of the Research and Development Engineering group, along with related functions, from Maryville, Missouri to Grand Rapids.
Maryville, the site of the Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp., U.S.A. engine production facility, has been home to the R&D division since 1995. The move to Grand Rapids “will create a more cohesive and dynamic unit that will allow daily face-to-face interaction between the company’s R&D group, sales, marketing, product management, operational functions and, most importantly, our customers,” said Rodger Howe, vice president of the Engines Division.
The building is expected to be ready for total occupancy by the divisions sometime in early to mid-2016.