TROY, Mich. — Automotive supplier Vintech Industries Inc. is looking to establish its first European manufacturing facility.
Based in Imlay City, Mich., Vintech is a global Tier 2 supplier of extruded seals and molding, as well as insert molded parts. The company has facilities in China, Turkey and Mexico in addition to Michigan.
“Currently we have many customers in Europe, and we're actually supporting Europe from both our location in China and our location in Michigan, and we're trying to localize that business per our customers' request,” said CEO Jim Schoonover, in an interview at the Society of Plastics Engineers' Automotive TPO conference in Troy.
Vintech, which does business as Vintech Plastics, is negotiating for space in Lisbon, Portugal. The location would be central to customers, and Vintech found the business environment there to be a good fit, said Frank “Weizhong” Mu, co-owner of Vintech.
“We like the environment, and the cost particularly is quite cheap compared to other countries in Europe,” he said.