Novares (Formerly Mecaplast S.A.M.)

Company Profile



361 avenue du Général de Gaulle, FR-92140 Clamart, France

Business Overview

-The Company is a European leader in manufacturing parts for the automotive industry, specializing in parts made from plastic injection.

-The Company’s Automotive business provides their products in the areas of Engine Components, Bezels & Clusters, Air Vents & Decoration Trims, Interior & Car Body Trim, Handles, Exterior Paint & Surfaces and E-Powertrain Components.



-In 2016, Equistone Partners Europe, a mid-market private equity firm, took a majority stake in the Company.


Engine Components
-Air intake systems
-Air filters
-Air intake manifolds
-Battery trays
-Beauty covers
-Cam covers
-Oil pans
-Oil strainers
-Protector common rails
-Reserve tanks
-Surge tanks
-Thermostat water outlets
-Thermostat water outlets
-Upper timing belt covers
-Timing belt covers
-Turbocharged ducts

Bezels & Clusters
-Rear seat entertainements
-Bezels with lights
-Climate control assemblies
-Cup holders
-Rear MSB platforms
-Cup holder central consoles
-Instrument clusters
-Infotainment systems
-Radio bezels
-Radio, navigation & climate controls

Air Vents & Decoration Trims
-Air registers
-Decorative trim with backlightings

Interior & Car Body Trim
-Body side moldings
-Cow grills
-Dashboard components & central consoles
-Dashboard components
-Central consoles
-Trunk trims
-Engine under covers
-Full cockpit trims
-Roof consoles
-Wheel arch liners
-Lateral finishers
-Glove compartments

-Door modules
-Door handle assembly with bleeds
-Fuel doors
-Inside release handles
-Inner door openers

Exterior Paint & Surfaces
-Back door trims
-Body side moldings
-Rear spoilers
-Rocker panels
-Roof bars
-Stainless roof trims
-Air guides

E-Powertrain Components
-Battery trays
-Housing covers
-Rear deflectors
-Front deflectors
-Cooling air manifolds
-Housing brackets
-Wiring/connector separators
-Battery racks


1955 Founded by Charles Manni.
1985 Established Ervaf in Valreas, France.
1988 Established Mecaplast Iberica in Spain.
1991 Established Engine Skill Center in Lens, France.
1993 Established Mecaplast Otomotiv Urunleri in Turkey.
1996 Established Mecaplast GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany.
1997 Established Wuhan-Mecaplast in Wuhan, China.
1997 Established Mecaplast International BV.
1998 Established Mecaplast Italia in Italy.
1999 Established Mecaplast CZ in Zebrak, Czech Republic.
2000 Established Mecaplast do Brasil in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
2002 Established Mecaplast Shanghai in Shanghai, China.
2002 Established Mecacorp.
2002 Took over the Neyr Group - sites in France, England, Spain, Mexico, Czech Republic.
2003 Took over the main assets of the Aries Group - sites in France and Italy.
2005 Established TB Meca Poland in Legnica, Poland.
(Joint venture with Denso and Toyota Boshoku)
2006 Established Mecaplast USA in Detroit, USA.
2007 Established Car Body Skills Center in Monaco.
2009 Established Mecaplast India in Chennai, India.
2011 Established new plant in Zrenjanin, Serbia.
2012 Established new plant in Yantai, China.
2014 Established new plant in Shenyang, China.
2015 Expanded the plant in Gebze, Turkey.
2016 Opened a 2nd plant in Silao, Mexico.
2016 Established a new plant in Zavar, Slovakia.
Apr. 2016 Equistone Partners Europe, a mid-market private equity firm, took a majority stake in the Company.
2017 Rebranded the Company as Novares from Mecaplast -Key Plastics

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