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Auto Supplier Opens New Technical Center in Shanghai

June 9, 2014

Global vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC)  recently celebrated the grand opening of its Asia headquarters in Shanghai. In addition to housing a technical center, the new 30,000-square-foot headquarters will host many of IAC's Asian operations including the region's Commercial and Administrative activities along with global and domestic design/engineering, procurement, and manufacturing leadership.

"IAC's new Shanghai headquarters allows us to continue delivering unwavering support while underscoring the significance of IAC's global infrastructure, a differentiator that allows us to fully engage and support our customers' growing regional and global vehicle platforms," said IAC CEO James Kamsickas

When IAC was established in 2006, the company had two plants and a technical center supporting the Asia market. Today, IAC has 20 plants and six technical centers established throughout Asia, with the grand opening of the Shanghai headquarters marking IAC's 12th facility in China. The building currently employs approximately 115 skilled professionals in engineering, administrative and sales roles with projections to eventually employ 150 in support of incremental business growth.

IAC is a global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim. The company's 2013 Sales were $5.2 billion. Headquartered in Luxembourg, IAC operates 81 manufacturing facilities in 19 countries. The company has approximately 100 total locations in 21 countries, including 22 Design, Technical and Commercial centers, and employs more than 28,000 people globally.

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