Inteva Opens New Facilities in Romania and China, while Relocating a Facility to Solingen, Germany
TROY, Mich., April 14, 2015 – Inteva Products, LLC, aleading global automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, is pleased to announce the expansion of its global presence with the opening of two new manufacturing plants in Oradea, Romania and Wuhan, China; as well as the relocation of its Wuppertal Technical Center to a new larger facility in Solingen, Germany.
The new facility in Oradea, Romania is Inteva’s second manufacturing facility in Romania. The site will manufacture roof system components to serve the business needs of the Roof Systems Product Line and will primarily support operations that serve our European customer base. The company plans to hire more than 100 employees and training will begin this month. Production will begin this summer.
The new plant in Wuhan, China has the potential to expand as growth continues in the region. The facility will manufacture roof systems, with production beginning last week for GAC Fiat. The Wuhan site in central China will be Inteva’s seventh manufacturing facility in the country. Current manufacturing facilities in China include Changchun, Chengdu, Waigaoqiao and Zhenjiang. Inteva also has two joint ventures, SDADS and SAMAP, in Shanghai.
The relocation of Inteva’s technical center in Wuppertal, Germany to a new location in Solingen, Germany benefits the local team with a larger office and laboratory in closer proximity to several customers. The Solingen Technical Center will continue to develop, engineer, design and test products for European OEMs. Solingen’s product focus areas include cockpits, interiors, latches, door modules, interior trim, motors and plastic components. The team in Solingen serves Daimler, Volkswagen, BMW and other European customers.
“Inteva provides world-class manufacturing, engineering and technology resources in close proximity to the world’s leading global and regional OEMs,” said Lon Offenbacher, Inteva Products CEO and President. “Our new site in Oradea will nearly double our manufacturing presence in Romania. The Wuhan, China facility will broaden our footprint in central China and align us with many OEMs that have been expanding there. And our new state-of-the-art technical center in Solingen will help us better support key customers in Europe, enhancing our technical presence globally.”
About Inteva Products, LLC
Inteva Products, LLC is a leading global automotive supplier providing automakers with innovative, reliable, environmentally friendly products that enhance vehicle quality, safety and performance. Inteva has global resources for engineering, manufacturing and customer service for Closure Systems, Interior Systems, Motors and Electronics, and Roof Systems. Formed in 2008, the tier-one supplier is focused on achieving sustained global growth, providing excellent customer service and driving innovation. Inteva was founded on INnovative solutions and the use of applied TEchnology to drive VAlue-based solutions. Inteva employs more than 12,500 people in 18 countries and is headquartered in Troy, Michigan USA.