Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp. (HVCC) recently began production at its new facility in Sanand, in the state of Gujarat, India. The full-line supplier of automotive thermal management solutions is using the Gujarat facility to support its growing business with global vehicle manufacturers and to cater to the requirements of OEMs in the state of Gujarat and western India. The facility has approximately 8890 m2 (95,700 ft2) of manufacturing space and the capacity to produce 2 million units consisting of heat exchangers, HVAC modules, and air-conditioning lines. HVCC claims it has the ability to double its capacity at this facility based on business needs. The company has a regional office in Chennai and operates four plants in India—Chennai, Pune, Bhiwadi (near Delhi), and Gujarat.
“India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is poised to emerge as one of the top passenger vehicle markets in near future, and we want to be prepared for the tremendous growth opportunity this market offers,” said YH Park, President and CEO, HVCC. “This new plant in Gujarat expands our manufacturing footprint to encompass all of the major automotive hubs in India and allows HVCC to bring world-class thermal management technology to vehicle manufacturers in India.”