Inteva Products, a global Tier 1 automotive supplier of engineered components and systems, announced it has entered into a Cooperation Agreement with Suzhou Greentech Material Co., through which Greentech will produce Inteva’s material solutions, branded as Inteather, for the Chinese automotive market.
“Working with Greentech as a local supply partner will allow us to better satisfy the needs of the China auto market,” said Inteva’s vice president of sales and marketing, Gerard Roose. “The region’s auto makers will benefit from local manufacturing of our Inteather material solutions.”
Through this agreement, Inteva will utilize Greentech’s manufacturing services to produce Inteather for vehicle interior components and systems such as automotive cockpits, instrument panels, door trim, consoles, and more. Greentech will manufacture the material according to Inteva’s product and process specifications in order to meet the local sourcing needs of auto makers across China.
Inteva launched its Inteather material in 2012. Inteather provides a luxurious look and feel that is resistant to scratches, mars, brittle cracking, color-fading and warping. It is low-odor; emits low VOCs, and it is 100% recyclable. The Inteather Eco Trim line also enables the recycling of all scrap, providing the opportunity for auto makers to save costs and achieve a carbon footprint of zero.