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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors Establishes Chattanooga facility to support Volkswagen

World’s largest automotive interiors supplier chooses to invest in Chattanooga to meet growing regional demand

Chattanooga, TN, USA –

Automotive interior parts manufacturer Yanfeng Automotive Interiors will locate a new manufacturing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn. to support Volkswagen. This represents an investment of $55 million. The company will create 325 jobs by the time it starts production in late 2016.

The company will supply interior components, including floor consoles, instrument panels and trunk trim for future Volkswagen models, including the new mid-size SUV, to be built at the automaker’s Chattanooga assembly plant.

“Partnering with Yanfeng here in Tennessee puts in place a crucial pillar of Volkswagen’s growth strategy for our next phase of development and will allow us to be more competitive moving forward,” said Christian Koch, Volkswagen Chattanooga’s President and CEO. “This strong commitment from Yanfeng to Volkswagen and the state of Tennessee is part of the fulfillment of the vision that Volkswagen would serve as a magnet for more suppliers here near our plant,” Koch said.

“We are pleased to establish a facility in Chattanooga to support Volkswagen,” said David Wang, vice president, deputy general manager, North America. “We appreciate the partnership with our customer, as well as local and state officials, who are working closely with us to launch this new manufacturing location.”

“We want to welcome Yanfeng Automotive Interiors to Tennessee and thank the company for its investment in Chattanooga and Hamilton County,” said Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam. “As the world’s largest automotive interiors supplier, Yanfeng can locate anywhere in the world, and its decision to expand its global presence in Tennessee is another example of our state’s competitiveness in the global marketplace.

Open positions for the new Chattanooga facility will be posted at yanfengusa.com/careers.

About Yanfeng Automotive Interiors:
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) is the global leader in automotive interiors. YFAI is redefining how people relax, work and play in their vehicle interiors today and decades from now. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has approximately 110 manufacturing plants and technical centers in 20 countries and more than 33,000 employees globally. They design, develop and manufacture interior components for all automakers. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng, one of the largest automotive suppliers in China and Adient, the global leader in automotive seating. For more information, please visit www.YFAI.com.

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