IAC (International Automotive Components) Group

Company Profile




Le Dôme, 2, Avenue Charles de Gaulle, 6th Floor, L-1653, Luxembourg

Business Overview

-The Company is a leading global supplier of interior systems and components such as instrument panels, consoles and door panels. It also develops and provides components such as bumper fascias and exterior trim.

-The Group was formed in October 2005 by WL Ross & Co., LLC and Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC to acquire the European assets of Collins & Aikman. In October 2006, the Company expanded by purchasing Lear's European Interior business.

-The Company's operations are segmented into three geographic regions:

  • Europe and South Africa
  • North America
  • Asia



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-The Company is owned by multiple private equity firms. WL Ross & Co. LLC, affiliates of Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC, is a majority shareholder. Gamut Capital Management LP owns a minority equity interest in the Company.


Door trim systems
-Door panels
-Side panels
-Decorative vinyl and cloth-covered inserts
-Speaker grilles
-Switch plates
-Map pockets
-Energy-absorbing safety countermeasures
-Acoustic insulation technologies
-Assembly and sequencing for complete door systems

Console system
-Center consoles
-Glove boxes
-Cup holders
-Appliques and other decorative trim
-Microbe abatement and cleanable surfaces developed through addition of protective components to resins prior to molding

Instrument panel and cockpit systems
-Instrument panels
-Dash insulators
-Rear package trays
-Floor mats and carpeting
-Heat shields
-Trunk trim
-Illuminated Surfaces with ambient backlit surfaces across multiple components
-Smart Surface technology with soft or hard surface applications
-Injection Molded Soft Skin technology for consistent skin thickness without heavy corners

Overhead systems
-Overhead consoles
-Grab handles
-Coat hooks
-Air distribution ducts
-Energy management brackets

Other interior components
-Cargo management systems
-Decorative trim
-Load floors
-Seat panels
-Audio Glass sustainable speaker system developed with recycled materials and additive on-demand technologies

Brand innovations
-Coreback process introducing chemical foaming agent to resin for increased strength and reduced weight
-FastKast process using PVC and TPU to improve quality and environmental sustainability and reduce cycle times
-FiberFrame environmentally sustainable lightweight natural fiber sunroof frame
-HybridFleece Molding process combining pressing of thermoplastic-mixed fiber fleece with molding of stiffening ribs into a one-step process
-Safe-TEC injection molded module with improved side-impact protection and performance
-SmartFoil interior trim with improved haptic response, reduced weight and improved durability
-ThinFoam process to enable decreased instrument panel thickness from 8-10 millimeters to 3 millimeters
-TwinFoil dual foil surfaces on single component
-TwinSurface dual surfaces on single component
-Hybrid Molding process combining compression and injection molding to reduce weight and improve sustainability
-Intelligent Surface Inserts seamless surface technology integrating touch features with ambient backlighting
-FreeForm technology that enables grain and stitch lines in combination with backlighting details for the interior
-Monomaterial components made from one-step compression molding and laminating process for fully recyclable construction
-Natural fiber materials for lightweight, renewable reinforcement to strengthen plastics used in headliners, doors, instrument panels and consoles


2005 WL Ross & Co., LLC and Franklin Mutual Advisers, LLC established the Company through acquiring the European assets of Collins & Aikman.
2006 Acquired European Interior business from Lear Corporation.
Expanded its operations in Asia, acquiring Mitsuboshi Belting Kaseihin (former subsidiary of Mitsuboshi Belting Ltd.) and the Company changed its name to IAC Japan Co., Ltd.
2007 Acquired North American Interior business from Lear Corporation.
Acquired North American Carpet and Acoustics division of Collins & Aikman.
2008 Acquired Visteon's Halewood UK facility.
2009 Acquired certain operations of Stankiewicz GmbH and Gimotive GmbH, a German supplier of insulations, dampening products, sound absorbers, floor coverings.
2010 Acquired automotive interior component supplier AMPRO Molding, LLC, based in Anniston, Alabama, U.S.
2011 Acquired the automotive assets of New Delhi-based Multivac India Private Limited.
Formed two joint ventures in Malaysia and Thailand with Malaysia-based APM Automotive Holdings Berhad (APM), a supplier of automotive interior products.
Formed a joint venture, named Reyes Automotive Group II (RAG II), with a Texas, U.S.-based Reyes Holdings, LLP.
2013 Entered into the South African automotive market, establishing a joint venture with Feltex Automotive, a South Africa-based supplier of automotive trim components.
Dec. 2016 Signed agreement to form joint venture with Shanghai Shenda Co. Ltd., to supply soft trim and acoustics.
Jun. 2017 Inaugurates a new regional and global engineering center in Pune, India.
Oct. 2017 Announced that it officially opened its state-of-the-art plant for tailored interiors in Opole, Poland.
Mar. 2018 Announced that it officially opened its state-of-the-art plant for premium door panels in Prestice, Czech Republic.
Jun. 2018 Announced that it broke ground for a production facility in Santa Catarina, Mexico.
Aug. 2018 Announced the inauguration of its new state-of-the-art plant in Manesar.

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