Auto supplier TI Automotive is building two new plants in India to make fuel-system parts for that market.
TI, based in Auburn Hills, will build a blow molding facility to make low-emission, multilayer tanks in Chennai and an extruded fuel-line facility in Bangalore. The Bangalore plant will begin full production by December, with production in Chennai by April, the company announced in an Oct. 27 news release.
“India is a key growth region, [which] is essential to being a major global supplier,” said Bill Kozyra, chairman and CEO. “With these new facilities, we are firmly entrenched there, and continue to expand our global footprint.”
The 73,000-square-foot Chennai plant will employ 70 people; 68 people will work at the 12,500-square-foot site in Bangalore.