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Automotive suppliers in India are increasingly developing products specifically for the local market, keeping global standards in mind. This enables customisation of products to local needs, as well as improvements in the quality of products manufactured here. One such company is Inteva Products, which supplies closure systems and motors to OEMs in India. It includes components like latches and retention modules, window regulators and window lift motors.
A dress using Inteva Products TPO material for automotive interiors, was selected as the winning design in The MAIN (Motorcity Automotive Industry Night) Event Fashion Show of automotive-inspired garments, and was modeled last week at the North American International Auto Show Charity Preview in Detroit.
It may not be quite ready for the fashion runways in Paris and New York, but Inteva Products LLC's slush molded thermoplastic polyolefin has broken through in Detroit. For the charity preview at this year's North American International Auto Show on Jan. 17, designer Janna Coumoundouros used a roll of Inteva's TPO – used as a skin material for cars' instrumental panels and door panels -- to create three dresses, with two of them worn on the red carpet.
Mary Foster has served as vice president, supply chain management, at Inteva Products in Troy, Mich., since 2007. Inteva is a major global supplier of automotive closure systems, interiors systems, motors, electronics, and roof systems. Responsibilities: Direct and indirect material purchasing, logistics.
Stefan Land, Vice President and Executive Director of Roof Systems at Inteva Products, sees the market for panoramic roof systems expanding in the coming years, particularly in China and North America. At the SAE 2012 World Congress, Land discussed with SAE Magazines a range of roof-system technology trends such as increased modularization and usage of lightweight materials, along with collaborative product-development efforts with Inteva’s Interior Systems group to enhance the overall interior experience.