Issue: Jul 2011


Inteva Products SAMAP Operations Produces One Millionth Sunroof



by Alan Tran

IInteva Products SAMAP Operations in Shanghai, China held a special celebration to mark the production milestone of its one millionth sunroof, manufactured on Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Inteva Products Shanghai SAMAP is a joint venture partnership between Inteva Products and Shanghai SIIC Transportation Electronic Company, Ltd. SAMAP has manufacturing operations and engineering capabilities in Shanghai producing Tilt and Slide Sunroofs and Panoramic Roof Systems for customers such as Volkswagen, SAIC, Great Wall Motor and General Motors. The millionth sunroof was produced specifically for the Volkswagen Tiguan, a compact sport utility vehicle with the choice of Inteva's panoramic sunroof.

"SAMAP's achievement of one million roofs is a significant milestone for our Roof System product line in China. My congratulations to the Inteva SAMAP employees for this achievement reflects their strong commitment to consistently delivering high quality products and excellent customer service," said Stefan Land, Vice President and Executive Director of Roof Systems for Inteva Products. "This is an exciting time for Inteva SAMAP as we continue to strengthen our leadership position in the Asia Pacific region through organic business growth and product line expansion."

Inteva designs, engineers and manufactures sunroofs, panoramic roofs and full roof modules to meet customer demands for low mass, low noise levels and optimum headroom with maximized vehicle body strength. All can feature electric or manual operation with integrated wind defectors, sunshade or roller blind systems. Inteva roof systems are available in a full range of opening sizes and options. Inteva modular roof systems reduce complexity for OEMs while providing increased styling flexibility.

Inteva has five manufacturing operations and two technical centers in China employing approximately 1,500 people. Roof Systems are produced in Shanghai at two operations. In Zhenjiang, Inteva produces latches and actuators, window regulators and electric motors. SDADS, an Inteva joint venture, manufactures door latches and door modules. Door modules and sunroofs are produced in ChangChun. Together these operations and technical centers serve the world's leading passenger car OEMs.

About Inteva Products, LLC

Inteva Products, LLC is a leading global supplier offering value-based innovation and environmentally-friendly products that enhance quality and performance. Inteva serves original equipment manufacturers in six key markets: automotive, commercial vehicle, defense, marine, consumer and industrial. Focused on delivering high-value quality, on time and on budget, Inteva has global resources for engineering, manufacturing and customer service for Closure Systems, Interiors Systems, Motors and Electronics, and Roof Systems. Inteva is focused on sustained profitable growth, providing excellent customer service and being a best place to work for employees. The company is headquartered in Troy, Michigan and employs over 8,000 people in 18 countries. For more information, please visit www.intevaproducts.com.


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