IAC Opens New Asia Headquarters, Technical Center in Shanghai
On June 6, leading global vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) celebrated the grand opening of its Asia headquarters in Shanghai. In addition to housing a technical center, the new 30,000-square-foot headquarters will host many of IAC’s Asian operations including the region’s Commercial and Administrative activities along with global and domestic Design/Engineering, Procurement, and manufacturing leadership.
When IAC was established in 2006, the company had two plants and a technical center supporting the Asia market. Today, IAC has 20 plants and six technical centers established throughout Asia, with the grand opening of the Shanghai headquarters marking IAC’s 12th facility in China. The building currently employs approximately 115 skilled professionals in engineering, administrative and sales roles with projections to eventually employ 150 in support of incremental business growth.
Brian Pour, vice president, North Asia, will continue to lead the Company’s North Asia business and operations from the new Shanghai headquarters. Pour joined IAC as vice president of Engineering for Asia at the company’s inception and has nearly 20 years of automotive interiors experience. Gajanan Gandhe serves as IAC’s vice president of South Asia and is based at the company’s new Chakan, India Manufacturing, Design and Technical Center, which was inaugurated in March.
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