Inteva Products (Troy, MI) is expanding its global presence with the opening of two new manufacturing plants in Oradea, Romania and Wuhan, China; as well as the relocation of its Wuppertal Technical Center to a new larger facility in Solingen, Germany.
The new facility in Oradea, Romania is Inteva's second manufacturing facility in Romania. The site will manufacture roof system components and primarily support the company's European customer base. The company plans hire more than 100 employees with training having commenced in April. Production will begin this summer.
The new plant in Wuhan, China has the potential to expand as growth continues in the region. The facility will manufacture roof systems, with production beginning last week for GAC Fiat. The Wuhan site in central China will be Inteva's seventh manufacturing facility in the country. Current manufacturing facilities in China include Changchun, Chengdu, Waigaoqiao and Zhenjiang. Inteva also has two joint ventures, SDADS and SAMAP, in Shanghai. With 22 million vehicles manufactured in 2014 alone, China is the leading global automotive market, accounting for approximately one-quarter of global automobile production worldwide