Inteva Products Expands with New Plant in Brazil for Closure Systems

TROY, Mich., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteva Products is expanding its Closure Systems operations in Brazil with the opening of a new plant in Cordeiropolis. In addition to having production lines for window regulators and latches, the larger facility provides Inteva with space to accommodate planned business expansion. Inteva's new Closure Systems plant has approximately 100 employees and is replacing an existing facility in Limeira.

"Inteva Products is well positioned to expand our business in the fast growing Brazilian automotive market. We're excited about the prospects we have for growth with all our product lines and we're pleased to join the Cordeiropolis business community," said Lon Offenbacher, President and CEO. "Our demonstrated quality performance, talented team and innovative design technologies are helping to fuel our growth in this important region."

Inteva Products Brazil serves many of the world's largest automakers including Renault, Volkswagen and General Motors. A grand opening celebration is being planned for October 2011. Inteva has operated in Limeira since 1999 and this team was recently recognized for its quality performance for achieving zero PPM with Renault for 12 consecutive months.

Inteva's Closure Systems product line has operations in 17 countries to produce latching systems and door systems.  Inteva Latching Systems offer a market leading portfolio of latches, strikers, and actuators that offer competitive functionality, robustness and performance with minimized weight, package size and cost. In Door systems, Inteva designs, engineers and manufactures products that range from window regulators to the latest fully integrated composite door modules. Inteva door modules provide customers with a highly engineered product that incorporates multiple features and functions into a single part, resulting in improved reliability and reduced assembly complexity.

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

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