FARMINGTON HILLS, MI- Kistler , a worldwide supplier of precision sensors, systems and instrumentation for engine, chassis and vehicle development, as well as vehicle component manufacturing systems, today announced that construction is underway for a new North American technical center in Novi, Michigan, USA, to complement the existing sales support and manufacturing activities of its Amherst, New York-based corporate headquarters.

With an official groundbreaking last November, the Kistler North America Technical Center is planned to be a 20,000-square-foot sales and support entity, designed to provide customers in the Detroit corridor with fully dedicated on-site product sales, service and applications engineering expertise, as well as calibration services that are A2LA accredited to the ISO17025 standard. Construction is expected to be completed in September 2011.

In addition to supporting the measurement technologies of Kistler North America, the new facility will house both the recently acquired KT North America, a manufacturer of onboard, off-board and in-dummy data acquisition systems and software for legislative and safety testing applications; and Corrsys-Datron (CDS), a manufacturer of optical sensing technologies to measure vehicle dynamics parameters such as longitudinal speed and distance, lateral speed, slip angle, dynamic camber angle and ride height.