TI Automotive, a leading global supplier of fluid storage, carrying and delivery technology, is expanding its reach into the India automotive market with two new facilities, in Bangalore and Chennai. Both locations will produce technology for the domestic Indian market, according to a PRNewswire report. The Bangalore factory was established to produce fluid-carrying lines for passenger cars, with full production beginning in December 2011. At full production, TI Automotive will employ 68 at the 12,500-square-foot facility, said the statement.
The Chennai facility is the company's first fuel tank systems location within India and will produce low-emission plastic fuel tanks. Production will begin in April 2012. TI Automotive will employ 70 at the 73,000-square-foot facility.
'India is a key growth region that is essential to being a major global supplier,' said Bill Kozyra, chairman and CEO of TI Automotive. 'With these new facilities, we are firmly entrenched there, and continue to expand our global footprint to provide advanced technology that meets the needs of our customers everywhere in the world'. TI Automotive also has facilities in Manesar to produce powertrain systems, and in Baroda and Manesar for the production of fluid-carrying systems, added the report.
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With 18,500 employees at 130 locations in 28 countries, our strength lies in our ability to creatively meet and exceed the increasing fuel-economy and emissions regulations of tomorrow's auto industry, added the statement.