Inteva SDADS Honored as Chery Automotive 2011 Excellent Supplier

TROY, Mich., March 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Shanghai Inteva Automotive Door Systems Co..Ltd. (Inteva SDADS), a joint venture of Inteva Products and Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electric Company, Ltd., was honored by Chinese Automaker Chery as a 2011 Excellent Supplier. Only six out of 492 suppliers were named for the 2011 Top Annual Excellent Supplier.

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"We are most encouraged and honored to be recognized with this award from Chery. We will continue with our commitment to the customer to exceed their expectation in 2012," said William Lu, General Manager of SDADS, who attended Chery's Annual Supplier Conference at Wuhu, Anhui Province, China.

Inteva SDADS is providing Chery with the Mini-Wedge Latch and Global Latch for Model Easter, A3, G5 and G6 since 2006. Inteva SDADS is now recognized as Chery's key strategic supplier. Inteva SDADS has manufacturing operations and engineering capabilities in Shanghai producing latches, actuators, control modules and door modules for customers such as Chery, Volkswagen, SAIC and General Motors. Inteva SDADS has approximately 400 employees and was established in December 1999.

"This is a wonderful tribute to the SDADS team and their dedication to ensure excellent performance for Chery in 2011. We will continue to provide the best service to our customers, strategically grow our business and build on Inteva's reputation in China for high quality products," said Reed Zhang, Managing Director, Inteva SDADS and General Manager, Inteva Products – China.

Chery Automobile Co. Ltd was founded on Jan. 8, 1997. At present, Chery possesses an annual production capacity of 900,000 cars, engines and 400,000 transmissions. Chery now owns four sub-brands: Chery, Karry, Riich and Rely, and its products cover passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and minivans. Currently, there are 16 models of Chery available on the market.

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.

Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electric Co., Ltd. was founded in 1998 and is based in Shanghai, China. Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electric Co., Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation.

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 serving original equipment manufacturers of automotive, commercial, defense, marine, and industrial vehicles, as well as products for the consumer and recreational markets. 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 profitable growth, providing excellent customer service and being a best place to work for employees. The company is headquartered in Troy, Michigan and employs over 9,000 people in 18 countries. For more information, please

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