Chongqing, China - International Automotive Components (IAC) has opened its first wholly-owned facility in China, making automotive components in the southwest city of Chongqing.
The plant, which is IAC's tenth in China, will make instrument panels, door panels and cockpit modules for two Ford models. It will also supply components for Volvo, and will begin manufacturing instrument panel trim components for a new Suzuki model later this year.
"IAC's Chongqing facility is a testament to this company's commitment and dedication to our customers as they continue to expand in this growing region," said Jim Kamsickas, IAC CEO. "We look forward to bringing innovative technologies and interior solutions to customers here as we continue to broaden our footprint in the world's largest automotive market."
Some 275 people will be employed at the 10400 sq.m. facility.