The facility will be built in accordance with IAC's world class manufacturing standards and will initially focus on highly crafted cut & sew operations as well as hand-wrapped premium instrument panels. IAC Opole is expected to generate approximately 550 skilled jobs in the region.
"The IAC Opole installment is aligned with IAC's 2020 Vision, our global strategy of supporting our customers with innovative and high quality interiors solutions that help them to create sales success in the various regions where they are located," said IAC Senior Vice President Cockpit & Overhead Systems Europe Marcus Nyman. "Working in close cooperation with the Opole authorities and our strategic partners on site, we anticipate flawless completion of the plant and we expect to attract a talented workforce that will be key for our product quality and superior service to our customers," said IAC Senior Vice President Manufacturing Strategy Europe Jonas Nilsson.
IAC executives were joined by customer representatives, Opole civic authorities, the first plant employees, and strategic partners from CTP and Adecco for the groundbreaking ceremony.
International Automotive Components (IAC) is a leading global supplier of automotive components and systems, including interior and exterior trim. The company's 2016 sales were $6.0 billion. Headquartered in Luxembourg, IAC Group operates 77 manufacturing facilities in 18 countries. The company has around 100 total locations in 21 countries, including 27 design, technical and commercial centers, and employs more than 31,000 people globally. For more information, visit www.iacgroup.com.
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