Auburn Hills-based Henniges Automotive Expands Asian-Pacific Presence

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Auburn Hills-based Henniges Automotive Holdings announced Monday it has formed a strategic alliance with Amee Rubber Industries, a producer of sealing systems and molded rubber parts for automobiles throughout India. The agreement enables Henniges to further expand its reach in the automotive market.

“By growing and establishing agreements in regions such as India, we can better support and drive results for customer programs with the sealing and anti-vibration solutions they need,” says Boris Gavric, vice president of global sales and marketing for Henniges, which develops weather strips and seals to prevent water, air, and dust from entering a vehicle.

With headquarters in Mumbai, India, and a plant in Vapi, Gujarat, India, Amee Rubber supplies more than 3,000 products to OEMs including Force Motors Ltd., Mahindra Rise Ltd., and Tata Motors Group. The company, which also has a strong presence in the Gulf, Sri Lanka, and Africa, plans to set up a state-of the art manufacturing facility to cater to the growing demands in Indian and Asian markets.

Vishal Miglani, president of Amee, says the partnership with Henniges will help the Indian automotive industry secure world-class products. “With a new partner in Henniges Automotive, we’re able to leverage its experience and provide advanced and complex products to satisfy customers,” Miglani says.

This news follows on the heels of Henniges’ alliance with Burkool S.A., a sealing solutions manufacturer in Argentina. At the time, Doug DelGrosso, Henniges president and CEO, said the partnership would allow the company to “utilize (Burkool’s) long, established relationships and capabilities in South America, and leverage our technical knowledge and significant expertise in adapting our solutions for customers around the world.”

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