IAC’s UK expansion shows high confidence in the domestic market

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One of the leading automotive and commercial vehicle interiors supplier, International Automotive Components, is currently celebrating the expansion of its manufacturing footprint in support of UK customers. The company has highlighted its confidence in the UK’s supply base with the Vice President of Engineering Europe for IAC praising the agility of the UK market. Vice President Mike Clowry has referenced the challenges facing UK suppliers and the balance achieved between a swift response and quality output.

IAC supply automotive systems and components globally and their 2014 sales totalled $5.9 billion. With headquarters in Luxembourg IAC has 103 total locations across 22 countries including 28 design, commercial and technical centres, and the organisation employs over 32,000 people around the world.

The dedication of a 72,500 sq ft manufacturing facility to complement IAC’s current Halewood operation and the dedication of a new 135,000 sq ft manufacturing, design and technical centre in Elmdon, near Birmingham have substantially extended IAC’s capacity to support its domestic and Asian OEM customers from several locations across the UK. The addition of these new engineering facilities reinforces the abilities of the company to serve regional customers as well extend their global footprint.

The Elmdon IAC plant is strategically located close to Jaguar Land Rover engineering centres and the Solihull based production plant. With a comprehensive range of services including efficient programme management, customer care and manufacturing and engineering teams located within the expansion customers are able to enjoy flawless collaboration along the entire product value chain.

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