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Inteva Products Opens Automotive Interiors Technical Center in Vandalia, Ohio


TROY, Mich., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteva Products is enhancing its competitiveness and strengthening its advanced materials development with the opening of a new automotive interiors technical center in Vandalia, Ohio. The 73,000 square-foot facility includes an engineering center and manufacturing development lab. The Vandalia Technical Center will house approximately 150 engineers, technicians and other employees.

"The opening of our new technical center in Vandalia continues our commitment to being an industry leader known for providing innovative, high quality, well-crafted products for automotive and commercial vehicle interiors," said Lon Offenbacher, president and CEO. "As leaders in the design, engineering and manufacturing of interior systems, our new technical center and the talent we have assembled here further strengthens our global growth prospects."

Interior Systems is one of Inteva's four global product lines. In addition to the Vandalia Technical Center, Interior Systems has technical centers in Seoul, Korea and Wuppertal, Germany.

"With global expansion in front of us, this is an exciting time for Inteva Products and for the Interior Systems team," said Pat Stewart, Vice President and Executive Director of Interior Systems. "Inteva has a great heritage and legacy in Ohio. We are thankful for the support and commitment from the State of Ohio, Montgomery County, the Dayton Development Coalition and the City of Vandalia for their efforts to support our investment and commitment to keeping a strong base of engineering and research jobs in Ohio."

Inteva's Interior Systems product line includes a full range of components and modules for vehicle interiors, from instrument panels, consoles, and door trim to cockpits and headliners. Inteva designs, engineers and manufactures quality, mass-efficient interiors with a focus on high-value design and innovative materials and processes. Inteva provides full design development and system integration services; combined with complete supply chain management, build in line sequencing and end of line function testing capabilities providing customers with optimized vehicle assembly efficiency.

About Inteva Products, LLC

Inteva Products, LLC is a leading global supplier offering value-based innovation and environmentally-friendly products that enhance quality and performance. Inteva serves original equipment manufacturers in six key markets: automotive, commercial vehicle, defense, marine, consumer and industrial. Focused on delivering high-value quality, on time and on budget, Inteva has global resources for engineering, manufacturing and customer service for Closure Systems, Interiors Systems, Motors and Electronics, and Roof Systems. Inteva is focused on sustained global growth, providing excellent customer service and being a best place to work for employees. The company is headquartered in Troy, Michigan and employs over 8,000 people in 18 countries. For more information, please visit www.intevaproducts.com.

Media Contact:
Kimberly A. Welch
248.655.8333
kwelch@intevaproducts.com

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SOURCE Inteva Products, LLC