International Automotive Components (IAC) today inaugurated its new regional and global Engineering Centre in Pune, continuing its global expansion. The new IAC engineering centre facility is spread over 25,569 sq ft, and will focus on application development engineering to support vehicle interior needs of domestic and global customer programs. This engineering centre increases IAC’s presence in India to six locations, along with 28 design, technical, and commercial centres around the world.
The new India Engineering Centre can accommodate up to 150 employees, and will provide design engineering and application development support to domestic vehicle manufacturing programs for OEMs including Mahindra and Tata. It will also support development work at IAC locations worldwide.
Gajanan Gandhe, Senior Vice President, Asia Operations, IAC, said the newest facility in Pune will further enhance the company’s global integrated engineering solutions focused on the development of automotive interiors.
IAC’s efforts in India align with the company’s global strategy of providing customers with the regional program support needed, noted Terry Gohl, Chief Operating Officer, IAC. He said it also allows IAC’s North American, European and Asian engineering teams to work around the clock on customer projects.
IAC said that it has been expanding its global presence over the past 12 months. IAC broke ground on a manufacturing plant in Poland in February, 2017, began production at a Czech Republic plant in July, 2016, and entered South America with a new plant in Brazil in June, 2016.