Configit Inc. is the newest upcoming company to join the thousands of successful corporations in Centrepolis, the Southfield SmartZone. As a Danish configuration software product company, Configit works with manufacturers to build configuration solutions and help them get products or services to the market faster.
With its new facility, the company hopes to grow its U.S. presence and broaden its impact in the automotive industry. The business will be opening its doors in American Center in December. The new office, which will house a U.S.-based software product development team, will bring approximately 51 positions to the area in a variety of roles, including sales, marketing, R&D and consulting, as well as an estimated total capital investment of $803,000.
As the decision was made to expand its U.S. presence, Configit identified three cities as potential hosts to the new office. The company works with various large manufacturers, including global Fortune 500 companies such as Volvo and Johnson Controls.
The Michigan Economic Development Corporation recently used $2.8 million in Michigan Strategic Fund grants for capital projects to create an influx of jobs in southeast Michigan. Configit was one of only five companies chosen to receive the grant, which is estimated to create 444 jobs in total. Due to its estimated employment creation and growth, Configit was supported by the state with a $365,000 performance-based grant and expedited permitting.
Michigan public official recently visited the Configit headquarters in Copenhagen to discuss its move to Detroit and its role in the automotive industry.
“We’re pleased Configit has chosen Southfield as the location for its software product development team in the United States,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “Oakland County is connecting many of its 2,000+ IT companies operating here through our Tech248 initiative and a global company such as Configit fits perfectly into the strategy.”