Japanese chemical conglomerate Teijin Group has combined five of its auto supplier companies worldwide and rebranded the new Auburn Hills-based unit Teijin Automotive Technologies.
Comprised of Continental Structural Plastics in Auburn Hills, Inapal in Portugal, Benet in the Czech Republic, CSP Victall in China, and Teijin Automotive Center Europe in Germany, Teijin Automotive Technologies has a global footprint and capability to create solutions that make vehicles safer and more eco-friendly, the company says.
Coupled with Teijin’s automotive composites team in Japan, the company becomes a global manufacturer of highly engineered products for automotive, heavy truck, marine, and recreational vehicles
“With the integration of these organizations, we can supply expertise in a wide range of materials allowing us to develop solutions that address our customers’ most difficult design challenges,” says Steve Rooney, CEO of Teijin Automotive Technologies and general manager of the Teijin Composites Business Unit. “Now, as Teijin Automotive Technologies, we are able to develop new materials, source them where and when they are needed, and provide the expertise that meets the world’s ever-changing mobility needs.”
The move establishes a singular organization with a global footprint and 5,400 employees capable of combining materials expertise with engineering and design to create solutions that make vehicles safer and more eco-friendly. By selecting the right material for the right application, Teijin Automotive Technologies says it creates components and systems that enable lighter, stronger, safer, and more energy efficient vehicles.
According to Rooney, the unification strengthens the organization’s capabilities as a vertically integrated, full-service supplier that develops materials to meet customer needs today, while anticipating needs of tomorrow.
“Teijin has a very strong commitment to sustainability and the society of the future, so we are engaged in a number of initiatives that support this commitment,” Rooney says. “By identifying sources of CO2 emissions in our materials and processes, we will identify ways to reduce our environmental impact and establish targets for long-term improvement.”