Begins Production at Plant in Sanand, Gujarat, India

Halla Visteon Climate Control Corp., a full-line supplier of automotive thermal management solutions, has announced the start of production at its new facility in Sanand, in the state of Gujarat, India.


The Gujarat facility will support the company’s growing business with global vehicle manufacturers and cater to the requirements of OEMs in the state of Gujarat and western India. The facility has approximately 8890 square meters of manufacturing space and the capacity to produce 2 million units comprised of heat exchangers; heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) modules; and A/C lines. By incorporating HVCC’s standardized global manufacturing and business processes, HVCC has the ability to double its capacity at this facility based on business needs.


“India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world and is poised to emerge among 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, Halla Visteon Climate Control. “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 our OEM partners in India.”


Park added, “With the Indian economy growing at 6 to 7 percent and car penetration comparatively low, we expect passenger vehicle sales to gain momentum, and HVCC is well-positioned to provide the Indian market with innovative thermal solutions to address consumer needs.”


HVCC has a regional office in Chennai and operates four plants in India – Chennai, Pune, Bhiwadi (near Delhi) and Gujarat – offering automakers a full range of thermal management products including compressors, condensers, HVAC, radiators, A/C lines, exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) coolers and charge air coolers. HVCC is the second largest provider of automotive thermal management systems in India and with the commissioning of the Sanand plant, the company has extended its reach to all auto hubs of India.