NANTERRE, FRANCE (July 2, 11:35 a.m. ET) — Automotive supplier Faurecia SA inaugurated a technical center for automotive interior systems, automotive seating and automotive exteriors, three of its four business groups, on June 21 in Pune, India.
The center is designed to accommodate 800 Indian automotive engineers and includes computer aided design & engineering and product and process validation activities.
The center will help in expanding its three core business groups in India — Interior Systems, Automotive Seating and Automotive Exteriors.
Currently, Faurecia in India is headquartered in Pune and has two R&D centers in the country, in Pune (Interior, Seating & Exterior) and in Bangalore (Emissions Control Technologies).
Nanterre-based Faurecia also has nine production facilities covering the main Indian automotive production base in Pune, Manesar (Delhi), Chennai, Bangalore and Sanand (Gujarat) with over 1600 employees (18 percent of the Group's total Asian staff).
In India, Faurecia serves automobile OEMs including Ford, Hyundai, Mahindra, Maruti-Suzuki, Tata, Toyota and Volkswagen.