© 2024 WEMU
Serving Ypsilanti, Ann Arbor and Washtenaw County, MI
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations
School Closing Information

Dexter "best fit" for automotive diagnostic company's global headquarters

Opus IVS engineer
Opus IVS
Opus IVS engineer

A global company that specializes in diagnosing problems in vehicles has moved its world headquarters to Dexter.

Opus IVS specializes in communicating with the computers that make most modern vehicles operate. If a warning light appears on your dashboard or your vehicle is involved in a crash, they can tell you what’s wrong.

As cars become more complex, business has been good, which saw Opus IVS outgrow its global headquarters near the Ann Arbor Airport.

Last month, they completed a move to a 55,000-square-foot facility in Dexter.

Jim Fish, the company’s Chief Marketing Officer, says they could double its workforce over the next 18 months, and Dexter’s proximity to the talent base in Ann Arbor was a big selling point.

“There was a number of locations looked at from the M-14 corridor, all the way to Plymouth was looked at it, and then going west even as far as Chelsea, going north as far as Brighton and Dexter was the best fit.”

Fish says the company has offices in California, Arizona, North Carolina, New York, the United Kingdom, and Australia, but Dexter serves as its “technology hub”.

Non-commercial, fact based reporting is made possible by your financial support.  Make your donation to WEMU todayto keep your community NPR station thriving.

Like 89.1 WEMU on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Contact WEMU News at734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org

Josh Hakala is the general assignment reporter for the WEMU news department.
Related Content