Fiat Chrysler closed down the Walter P. Chrysler Museum in December, citing a need for more office space as its reasoning. Now we know why the automaker needed all that extra office space: Maserati is moving in.
Maserati will move its North America headquarters from New Jersey to Auburn Hills, taking over the building that formerly served as the museum to be closer to parent company FCA. Maserati’s main is located in Modena, Italy and will remain there. The building will also serve as Alfa Romeo’s North American home base.
“The idea is to bring us into Auburn Hills while remaining distinct and separate from the other FCA brands.” Alfa Romeo North America boss, Tom Shanley, told The Detroit Free Press in an interview. “We have our separate office space. We will be sharing that office space with Alfa Romeo.”
A number of positions at Maserati’s former Englewood, New Jersey location will remain, though they will mostly be technical positions, Shanley said. He also added the building is undergoing renovations ahead of Maserati and Alfa’s big move. It’s not clear when the physical relocation of the brands will occur.