A Plastics News report
Van Buren Township, Michigan --- Automotive supplier Visteon has opened an automotive interiors manufacturing plant in Kaluga, Russia.
The plant injection moulds door panels and other components for the Volkswagen Polo.
The plant will reach full production in the first quarter of 2011. It is located in a supplier park in one of Russia's centres for automotive production, 112 miles southwest of Moscow.
"This new facility provides a platform for Visteon to expand our relationships with the increasing number of global vehicle manufacturers in the region," said Pierre Boulet, Visteon's general manager for Europe and South America, in a news release.
Visteon now supplies interior, climate, electronics and lighting components to vehicle manufacturers in Russia. The company recently formed a joint venture, OOO Visteon Avtopribor Electronics, to supply cockpit electronics products manufacturers in Russia.
Van Buren Township-based Visteon employs 26 000 at plants in 25 countries."