Inteva Products Opens Automotive Door Systems Technical Center in Shanghai, China

TROY, Mich., Sept. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inteva SDADS is enhancing its competitiveness and strengthening its advanced product development capabilities with the opening of a new automotive door systems technical center in Shanghai, China. The 50,000 square-foot facility includes a new sound chamber, extensive testing capabilities, an expanded engineering center, and an advanced development lab.

Shanghai Inteva Automotive Door Systems Co., Ltd. (Inteva SDADS) is a joint venture partnership between Inteva Products and Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electronic Company, Ltd. Inteva SDADS has manufacturing operations and engineering capabilities in Shanghai producing latches, actuators, control modules and door modules for customers such as Volkswagen, SAIC and General Motors. Inteva SDADS has approximately 400 employees.

"The opening of the new Inteva SDADS technical center in Shanghai continues our commitment to being a world leader trusted to provide reliable, high quality Closure Systems for automakers worldwide," said Lon Offenbacher, president and CEO, Inteva Products.  "As leaders in the design, engineering and manufacturing of Closure Systems, the talented team we have assembled at our new Shanghai technical center further strengthens our growth prospects in the Asia Pacific region."

Closure Systems is one of Inteva's four global product lines. In addition to the Shanghai Technical Center, Closure Systems has technical centers in: Cordeiropolis, Brazil; Zhenjiang, China; Birmingham, England; Saint Die and Sully-Sur-Loire, France; Gifhorn and Wuppertal, Germany; Bangalore, India; Yokohama, Japan, and Troy, Michigan.

"Our grand opening celebration is a tribute to the dedication of every Inteva SDADS team member to grow the business, serve our customers and build a reputation in China for excellence," said Richard Zheng, Managing Director, Inteva SDADS and General Manager, Inteva Products – China.

Inteva's Closure Systems product line encompasses Latch Systems and Door Systems with high value to global customers.  Inteva's Latch Systems portfolio includes door latches, compartment latches, associated strikers, and electronic 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's door modules provide our customers with a highly engineered product that incorporates multiple features and functions into an integrated unit, resulting in improved reliability and reduced assembly complexity.

Inteva has five manufacturing operations and three technical centers in China employing approximately 1,500 people. Roof Systems are produced at two facilities in Shanghai including Inteva's joint venture SAMAP. Final assembly and testing of Roof Systems is done in Changchun. In Zhenjiang, Inteva produces latches and actuators, window regulators and electric motors. Inteva SDADS, an Inteva joint venture in Shanghai, manufactures door latches and door modules. Door modules are produced in Changchun. Inteva has engineering and technical centers in Shanghai and Zhenjiang. Together these operations and technical centers serve the world's leading passenger car OEMs.

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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