automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier, International Automotive
Components (IAC), has opened two new facilities
in Manesar (Haryana) and Pune (Maharashtra.
IAC India is part of Luxembourg based $
5.2 billion International Automotive Components. The company is a leading
global supplier of automotive components
and systems, including interior and exterior trim. The new Manesar facility complements
IAC’s current Manesar manufacturing operation. The Chakan facility is an 80,000-square-foot
manufacturing, design and technical centre.
new Chakan facility will allow the company to expand local manufacturing
support to its growing customer base in the region, which includes Mahindra and Mahindra, Mahindra Trucks and Buses Ltd., Volkswagen, Volvo-Eicher Commercial Vehicles, and Fiat. The facility utilises IAC’s consistent global engineering,
program management and lean manufacturing systems.
new Chakan location, which marks IAC’s fourth facility in India overall, will
employ more than 170 skilled professionals in production, engineering and
administrative roles by year’s end. In addition to the existing 80,000 square
feet, the company has set aside space for future growth.
establishment in 2007, International Automotive Components has not wavered from
our commitment to India’s automotive industry and the OEMs in the region. In
return, our customers have elected to align and grow together with IAC and for
that we are very grateful," said James Kamsickas, IAC President and Chief
Executive Officer. "Any great team starts with great people. The dedicated
women and men of IAC India and the supporting global team members have turned
what was only a vision a few years back, into a reality today. We look forward
to providing our customer partners the continued support they require to
compete in the competitive automotive industry in India and globally."
new IAC Chakan facility, referred to
as Chakan Plant II is IAC’s second manufacturing facility in the Pune district.
The original facility, IAC Chakan I, is located on the Mahindra and Mahindra
manufacturing campus dedicated to Mahindra and Mahindra vehicle lines for
supply of interior and exterior components. Chakan II is a multi-customer
facility that supplies a wide range of products including, but not limited to,
headliners, instrument panels, door
panels, centre consoles and exterior trim.
“In today’s global economy, our customers’
success depends on transnational, refined suppliers to support their regional
and global needs and this new facility showcases how IAC fulfils these needs in
India and across the globe,” said Gajanan Gandhe, vice president of South Asia
for IAC. “IAC’s rapid expansion in the region remains a priority as we continue
supporting our growing global customer base.”
Manesar Plant II will complement the current manufacturing operation, comprising
a total of 60,000 square feet between both locations. IAC Manesar produces
headliners, flooring, floor consoles, instrument panel components and interior
soft trim products for customers including Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen and
Volvo-Eicher Commercial Vehicles.
Picture of James Kamsickas, IAC President
and Chief Executive Officer.