ArvinMeritor and Pyeong Hwa Automotive to Form Slovakian Joint Venture
Partnership Will Deliver Door Modules to Kia
Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group has formed a joint venture with Pyeong Hwa Automotive (PHA) for the final assembly of fully integrated door modules delivered just-in-time and sequenced for Kia Motors Corporation's new plant in Slovakia.
"Winning such a prestigious contract with Kia Motors is one more example of how our door module strategy continues to gain global customer acceptance," said Deborah Henderson, vice president and general manager of Door Systems for LVS. "We are honored to partner with PHA, and together serve Kia from a new Customer Value Center located in Kysucke Nove Mesto -- just 20 kilometers from Kia's plant in Teplicka nad Vahom."
ArvinMeritor and PHA also have various license and supply agreements for door module design and components for Hyundai Motor Co. in Korea and the United States.
ArvinMeritor began producing components and systems in Central and Eastern Europe in 1992, with the opening of a door systems operation in Liberec, Czech Republic. The company's Slovakia facility represents the seventh operation to be established in this region.
The LVS business group posted $4.8 billion in sales during fiscal year 2005, and employs 15,000 people at 73 facilities in 23 countries. LVS -- a market leader in the product categories it serves -- supplies integrated systems and modules to the world's leading passenger car and light truck OEMs. With advanced technology and systems design expertise in apertures, undercarriage, wheel and emissions control, LVS combines high-quality components into cost-effective, performance-based solutions for virtually every car and light truck on the road today.
ArvinMeritor, Inc. is a premier global supplier of a broad range of integrated systems, modules and components to the motor vehicle industry. The company serves light vehicle, commercial truck, trailer and specialty original equipment manufacturers and certain aftermarkets.