Delfingen SA has opened a new automotive parts facility in Pune, India, with a grand opening event on Dec. 9.
The France-based group acquired extrusion firm Kartar in 2013, and it has now moved the business to a newly-constructed plant with over 6,000 square feet.
The Pune operation has 150 workers specialized in the manufacturing of extruded protection tubing for wiring harnesses, profiles for seat trim fastening and technical tubing for fluid transfer. Delfingen said the new facility will enable it to increase production capacity and accommodate business growth in the Indian market.
Group CEO Gérald Streit said: "Delfingen continues to execute the globalization pillar of our proven strategy. India is an attractive region with strong growth potential and this new facility allows us to provide local production of the highest quality and will deliver exceptional value to our customers."
Damien Personeni, executive vice president, said: “The development of the Indian automotive market is of significant importance to our global growth as it will become soon the fourth largest after China, U.S. and Japan. This investment reflects our commitment to serve our growing base of customers and will enable us to offer the excellent customer service, innovative products, new technology and efficient manufacturing processes our customers expect here in India."