KRAGUJEVAC, Serbia—Leading Chinese manufacturer Yanfeng Automotive Interiors has opened a new plant in Serbia.
With a production area of nearly 200,000 square feet, the new plant employs 180 people and will, at full capacity, create 800 jobs.
The "state-of-the-art" facility in Kragujevac significantly will expand the company's manufacturing capacity in eastern Europe, enabling it to respond to its customers' "increasing presence in the region" according to Tony Elenbaas, vice president and general manager for Europe and South Africa.
Headquartered in Shanghai, Yanfeng also has production plants in Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Globally, it has 110 manufacturing units and technical centers in 20 countries where it employs more than 32,000 people.
Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between automotive components giant Yanfeng, and Adient, an Ireland-based automotive seating specialist.
Amongst others, the company manufactures parts for cockpits, instrument panels, door panels, decorative trims and lighting technologies.