IAC Opens Interior Systems Plant in Bals, Romania

IAC Opens Interior Systems Plant in Bals, Romania

Located in Romania’s emerging technology region in the province of Olt, the new site is a green field operation employing approximately 250 people. The Bals manufacturing plant is IAC’s 27th in Europe and joins more than 90 IAC locations around the word.

In June 2012, the IAC Bals plant began production to support Ford Motor Company’s nearby assembly facility in Craiova, approximately 25 kilometers from the IAC facility. The IAC facility produces instrument panels, center consoles, rear doors, front door panels and headliners for Ford’s new B-Max compact mini MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle).

The Bals facility is IAC’s first manufacturing facility to introduce FastKast™, IAC’s proprietary A-surface material manufacturing process. FastKast™ incorporates thermoplastic polyolefin and polyvinyl chloride resins in conjunction with IACs advanced process development, which provides enhanced product quality, improved tactile feel and aesthetics on instrument panels and other interior trim components. In 2013, FastKast™ will be launched in multiple IAC facilities across the global network of plants.

International Automotive Components (IAC) Group today celebrated the dedication of a new world-class manufacturing facility in Bals, Romania, approximately 230 kilometers west of Bucharest