India – A new facility at Manesar, New Delhi, complements the company’s existing manufacturing operation there, while its new Chakan development in Pune enables the company to expand its manufacturing support to local customers with an 80,000 sq.ft Manufacturing, Design and Technical Center.

The new International Automotive Components (IAC) Manesar Plant II in New Delhi brings the company’s total space at the location to 60,000 sq.ft. IAC Manesar produces headliners, flooring, floor consoles, instrument panel components and interior soft trim products for companies including Maruti Suzuki, Volkswagen and Volvo-Eicher Commerical Vehicles.

Chakan Plant II is a multi-customer facility supplying a wide range of products such as headliners, instrument panels, door panels, centre consoles and exterior trim. IAC’s customers in the region include Mahindra and Mahindra, Mahindra Trucks and Buses, Volkswagen, Volvo-Eicher Commercial Vehicles and Fiat; Chakan I is located on the Mahindra and Mahindra manufacturing campus.

IAC says Chakan II will follow world-class production processes consistent with its global manufacturing and assembly footprint. By the end of the year, the plant will employ more than 170 personnel across production, engineering and administrative functions. The site includes space for future growth.

As a result of these expansions, IAC now has four facilities in India overall.