08 Mar IAC begins production of premium doors in Prestice, Czech Republic
Expansion of Eastern Europe footprint next to center of excellence for headliners
Prestice, Czech Republic (March 8, 2018) – International Automotive Components (IAC), a global automotive and mobility leader in lightweight and new-material interior solutions, officially opened its state-of-the-art plant for premium door panels in Prestice, Czech Republic. The new location will be the company’s third operation in Prestice and will add 800 more skilled jobs to the 1,300 already employed by IAC in the area.
IAC has invested over $40 million (USD) into the new facility, which covers an area of more than 32,560 square meters (350,470 square feet). Having recently executed the flawless launch of serial door panel production, the operation is well positioned to accommodate further growth.
“As the largest employer in Prestice, attracting and retaining a skilled and talented workforce is critical to ensuring the superior quality and service our customers expect from us,” said Jonas Nilsson, IAC President European Region. “Talent acquisition is a key factor in our European manufacturing strategy and our goal to further accelerate our position as the premium interiors supplier of choice for some of the most inspirational luxury vehicle brands in Germany, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.”
The greenfield site is the final phase of IAC’s Prestice 2 location and will enable the company to continue supporting its customers from a Central-eastern European location while leveraging the strong employer-of-choice reputation established in the area with the Prestice 1 site, the company’s center of excellence for headliners in Europe.
“Our new Prestice operation reflects our ongoing commitment to support our global customers with premium interior products wherever they are in the world,” said IAC President and CEO Robert (“Steve”) Miller. “IAC is a world leader in injection molding and the flawless launch of a 600,000 unit per year door panel program in the new Prestice 2 site is a strong foundation to pursue further growth in the region.”
The March 7, 2018 grand opening ceremony was attended by IAC global leadership and local employees, together with customer representatives and regional authorities.
Event imagery is available for download at www.iacgroup.com/multimedia-assets/.
Headquartered in Luxembourg, International Automotive Components (IAC) is a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, including instrument panels, console systems, door panels, headliners and overhead systems to automakers around the world. The company’s 2017 sales were an estimated $4.4 billion. IAC Group operates more than 50 manufacturing facilities in 16 countries. The company has nearly 70 total locations in 20 countries, including 19 design, technical and commercial centers, and employs more than 22,000 people globally.
For more information, visit www.iacgroup.com.