Troy-based Inteva Products Opens Auto Manufacturing Plants in Romania, China


Troy-based Inteva Products, an automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, has opened two new manufacturing plants in Oradea, Romania, and Wuhan, China.

“Our new site in Oradea will nearly double our manufacturing presence in Romania,” says Lon Offenbacher, CEO and president. “The Wuhan, China facility will broaden our footprint in central China and align us with many OEMs that have been expanding there.”

The facility in Oradea marks Inteva’s second manufacturing facility in Romania. The site will be used to manufacture roof system components and support operations. The company plans to hire about 100 employees in time for production to begin in the summer.

The new plant in Wuhan, Inteva’s seventh manufacturing facility in China, will be used to manufacture roof systems. Production began last week for the GAC Fiat.

Inteva is also relocating the Wuppertal Technical Center to a larger facility in Solingen, Germany, which offers a larger office and laboratory. The center will be used to develop, engineer, design, and test products for European OEMs such as cockpits, interior trim, and plastic components, among other products.

“Our new state-of-the-art technical center in Solingen will help us better support key customers in Europe, enhancing our technical presence globally,” Offenbacher says.

Inteva, founded in 2008, employs more than 12,500 people in 18 countries.