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Inteva Products (Troy, MI) has expanded its footprint in Korea through its joint venture Inteva KDS (Gueongsan). A new 295,000-square-foot facility comprising a manufacturing plant and engineering center will include an injection molding operation as well as assembly lines for latches, door handles and power folding mirror actuators. Inteva can trace its origins to GM's Inland Division.

PlasticsToday Staff

December 21, 2011

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U.S. Tier I grows operation in Korea

Inteva Products (Troy, MI) has expanded its footprint in Korea through its joint venture Inteva KDS (Gueongsan). A new 295,000-square-foot facility comprising a manufacturing plant and engineering center will include an injection molding operation as well as assembly lines for latches, door handles and power folding mirror actuators. Inteva can trace its origins to GM's Inland Division.

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Latch assembly will be augmented by injection molding capabilities at Inteva's Korean affiliate (above), while production of roofing systems (below) is also on the longer term agenda.

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Inteva KDS is a joint venture partnership between Inteva and SL Corp. (Gueongsan, Korea) established in 1995. Prior to the opening of the new larger facility, KDS operated on the campus of SL Corp. Inteva KDS has approximately 400 employees serving customers such as General Motors Korea, Ssangyong Motor, Hyundai, Volkswagen and PSA.

The new facility was designed to accommodate planned diversification into roof systems and motors. The new engineering center features larger labs to provide enhanced capabilities and capacity to accommodate global expansion. The advanced development labs will have additional environmental testing, anechoic chamber, x-ray evaluation, thermal shock and vibration capability.

"It is my vision that one day Inteva Products will be supporting the Korean market with all of our product lines. We are recognized globally by our customers as excellent suppliers of closure systems, interior systems, motors and electronics, and roof systems," said Lon Offenbacher, president and CEO of Inteva Products.-[email protected]

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