A Japanese company that makes electronic safety systems for cars will spend $20 million over the next five years to expand its North American headquarters and manufacturing operations in Gwinnett County, adding 150 jobs.

Elesys North America will begin the expansion in January at its base in the city of Suwanee.

Elesys, which is a supplier for Honda, makes electronic systems that control various aspects of a car’s operations, including braking, steering and suspension. The company also makes “passive” safety systems that control airbag deployment and remind passengers to buckle up.

Elesys put its North American headquarters in Georgia in 2004.

For more information, visit www.elesys-na.com.

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