Only two days after rebranding as Novares, the French automotive parts supplier formerly known as Mecaplast-Key Plastics has opened a new production plant in Mioveni, Romania.
The new Mioveni plant is part of the company's strategic bid to offer “global proximity” to its customers.
Novares said Sept. 21 that as part of the strategy, its production sites in Romania are particularly to serve its main customer, automaker Dacia.
“The objective for this industrial site is to support the production of quality components and systems for both the Dacia Duster and Logan car models,” said the Paris-based auto supplier.
In terms of product offering, the plant, similar to Novares' plant in Gebze, Turkey, will supply “complete solutions such as air filters and automotive roof rails.”
The company said it was planning to add a full painting line for roof bars and would most likely add new lines for interior and exterior trim in 2018.
The facility currently employs 40, a figure which is expected to double by the end of the year, and grow to 130 by 2018.
Novares offers carmakers and Tier 1 suppliers products from seven product lines: engine components, e-powertrain components, bezels & clusters, air vents & deco trims, interior & car body trim, handles and exterior paint & surfaces.