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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors strengthens its presence in Eastern Europe

New plant planned in South Bohemian region in the Czech Republic

Neuss, Germany –

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI), the world’s leading supplier of instrument panels and cockpit systems, door panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles, will establish a new manufacturing site in Planá nad Luznici, Czech Republic. Construction work on the new plant will start soon. Operational start is planned by early 2018. The company plans to create about 300 new jobs in the region.

“With our new location in South Bohemia, we are responding to market demand and our customers’ increasing presence in Eastern Europe,” said Jochen Heier, vice president and general manager, Europe & South Africa at Yanfeng Automotive Interiors. 

On around 20,000-square-meter production area the company will manufacture interior components, including instrument panels and door panels, for future models of different customers. The plant will be set up to adapt flexibly to the capacity requirements of YFAI and its customers and enable the company to respond to continued growth in the automotive market. 

The new plant in the South Bohemian region is not YFAI’s first presence in the Czech Republic; the company already operates a plant in Zatec, as well as other sites in Slovakia and Hungary in Eastern Europe. With the new plant in Planá YFAI will reinforce its production network in the Eastern European growth markets, while maintaining a strong and dedicated presence in Western Europe. 

For the new site the company is looking for technical and managerial employees, but also offering a lot of open positions for various functions in production, engineering, logistics, quality, finance, HR and many others. Open positions for the new plant in Planá are posted at: http://www.yfai-careers-ce.eu/.

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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