TROY, MICH., September 17, 2010 -- Troy, Michigan, based Inteva Products, LLC hosted a grand opening today at their new Inteva Oshawa Operations located in Whitby, Ontario. This is Inteva's first operation in Canada, and eighteenth global facility.
The site will initially produce cockpit and headliner assemblies for the General Motors Oshawa Assembly Plant, to be delivered just in time to the vehicle assembly line for installation into the Chevrolet Camaro and the all new Buick Regal models. Inteva's process is capable of assembling approximately 2,500 different cockpit combinations and 1,000 headliner options.
"Today is a celebration of hard work and dedication by the Inteva team, and I'm proud of what we have accomplished," said Lon Offenbacher, Inteva President & CEO. "Inteva produces some of the best interiors in the automotive industry, and now we'll be producing one of the fastest."
From the time the cockpits and headliners are completed and leave Inteva's Oshawa Operations, they are installed into the vehicles within two hours. Inteva's process is designed to deliver the exact cockpit and headliner assemblies sequenced for installation in the vehicle based on the build specifications for each car.
"The CAW and Local 1090 are proud to partner with Inteva at their first Canadian Operations," said Ken Lewenza, National President, Canadian Auto Workers. "We look forward to a successful launch and productive future together."
"I am delighted to welcome Inteva Products to the Town of Whitby. We are extremely pleased that Inteva has chosen Whitby as the location for their first Canadian operation," said Pat Perkins, Mayor of the town of Whitby.
The site will employ 108 team members when it reaches full capacity early next year. Formal production begins September 27, 2010.
Inteva also assembles and sequences cockpits at their North Kansas City Operations in Missouri, and at the Cottondale Operations in Cottondale, Alabama.
About Inteva Products, LLC
Inteva Products, LLC has more than 90 years of experience and expertise, empowering some of the best minds in the industry with global resources supported by a team at 18 facilities on three continents. Inteva designs, engineers, manufactures, and assembles Interior Systems, Cockpits, Latch and Closure Systems, and Door Module and Window Lift Systems for leading OEMs around the globe. Inteva's integration capabilities provide everything from component parts to fully integrated vehicle subsystems. Inteva is committed to execute to the highest level possible for all customers to create solutions that meet quality and technical specifications while remaining on time and on budget. For more information visit www.intevaproducts.com.
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