Auto supplier Varroc Lighting Systems Inc. has opened a sales office in Tokyo, expanding its reach to support Japanese automakers and manufacturers in the two- and four-wheeled vehicle market.
Varroc Lighting manufactures exterior front and rear lighting as well as auxiliary lamps and subcomponents, such as projectors and electronic modules.
"Varroc Lighting's ambitious global expansion involves growing our business with Japanese OEMs globally," Stephane Vedie, Varroc Lighting Systems' president and CEO, said in a June 12 news release.
"With our Japan office, we can now offer proximity to Japanese OEMs for project management and engineering, while leveraging our global low-cost manufacturing footprint for lighting and electronics," he said.
In May 2017, Varroc Lighting announced it was working with German company Mekra Lang GmbH & Co. to expand its manufacturing operations into Brazil. Mekra Lang makes vehicle mirrors and camera systems. The two companies are sharing a 66,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Sorocaba near São Paulo, where Varroc Lighting is making head lamps and rear lamps.
Varroc Lighting, a former unit of Visteon Corp., is based in Plymouth, Mich. The company employs more than 7,200 worldwide and is part of Aurangabad, India-based Varroc Group, which makes exterior lighting systems, body and chassis parts, powertrains and electrical and electronic components.