New plant planned in South Bohemian region in the Czech Republic - Yanfeng Automotive Interiors strengthens its presence in Eastern Europe

Neuss, Germany - 11 April 2016. Yanfeng Automotive Interiors (YFAI) will establish a new manufacturing site in Planá nad Luznici, Czech Republic. Construction works 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 and Human Resources.
Open positions for the new plant in Planá are posted at:

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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors
Jagenbergstraße 1
41468 Neuss

Astrid Schafmeister
Tel.: +49 2131 609-3028

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About Yanfeng Automotive Interiors

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is the world's leading supplier of instrument panels and cockpit systems, door panels, floor consoles and overhead consoles. Headquartered in Shanghai, the company has around 100 manufacturing and technical centers in 17 countries and employs over 28,000 people globally. Established in 2015, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co., Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), the component group of SAIC Motor Corporation Limited (SAIC Motor), and Johnson Controls a global multi-industrial company. For more information, please visit www.YFAI.com.