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Visteon Electronics opens new plant in Thailand

Published: October 21, 2013, 02:08 PM IST

Visteon Electronics, a business unit of Visteon Corporation has set up a new automotive electronics production facility in Rayong, Thailand to cater to the growing automotive market in Southeast Asia.

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Visteon Automotive Electronics (Thailand) Limited supplies instrument clusters, audio products and multi-function displays to Ford, Mazda, Nissan and Honda, including electronic clusters for motorcycles. The 4,700-square meter (50,600-square foot) site, with provisions for future expansion, on the Hemaraj Industrial Estate consolidates Visteon Electronics' manufacturing in Thailand and employs approximately 190 people.

"The new Rayong facility is a key contributor to Visteon Electronics' continued expansion and growth with vehicle manufacturers in Southeast Asia," said Steve Meszaros, president, Visteon Electronics. "Visteon has extensive local capability in the region which is one of the world's fastest-growing automotive markets."

The plant incorporates a class 100k clean room with conductive floors, an injection molding shop, a durability test lab and metrology lab, among other facilities.

The Rayong facility strengthens Visteon Electronics' footprint in Southeast Asia, which includes manufacturing facilities in Chennai, India, and Jakarta, Indonesia; and engineering, software, design and development centers in Chennai and Pune, India. Initially established in 1998 as a combined interiors and electronics facility, Visteon Automotive Electronics (Thailand) Ltd. is well-positioned to support the rapid growth in cockpit electronics content in both passenger vehicles and two wheelers in the region.

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