Grupo Antolin celebrated the opening of the Shenyang factory in China
Ernesto Antolin, Chairman of Grupo Antolin, and Jorge Juárez, Regional Director Asia-Pacific, attended the ribbon cutting ceremony on the factory. They were accompanied by authorities from Tiexi government and representatives from BMW as well as employees from the Shenyang plant.
“Grupo Antolin is focused on growing and investing in China, which is a key market for our strategy. The company has been rewarded in this country with significant contracts by the biggest carmakers thanks for its commitment to the quality and excellence. One of the secrets to our growth is that we have been very close to our customers to respond to their needs”, said Ernesto Antolin.
The Shenyang factory produces everyday about 4,000 headliners, mainly for BMW, and employs about 200 people. The plant is equipped with the latest technology so that it can offer the highest quality standards to its customer.
Grupo Antolin is strengthening its industrial presence in China as part of its plan to invest 900 million euros between 2017 and 2019. In the first quarter of 2018, Grupo Antolin reached an agreement with Donghuan to establish a joint venture in order to expand its window regulators business in the Chinese market. Grupo Antolin also started production at a new factory located in Chengdu, which supplies door panels to Geely-Volvo.
Looking back to Grupo Antolin footprint in China, the company established a representative office in Shanghai in 2003 and, two years later, opened the first plant in the country to produce headliners for Ford and SVW. Today, Grupo Antolin has 13 production plants and 13 Just in Time centers in China with more than 4,000 employees.