Novares (Formerly Mecaplast S.A.M.)

Company Profile



4-6 avenue Albert II, BP 689 MC 98014 Monaco

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 activities are divided into two organizational segments: Engine and Car Body.



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


Engine related parts
-Air intake systems and filtration

  • Air filters

-Air intake manifolds
-Cam covers
-Thermostat housings
-Covering parts

  • Belt covers
  • Common rail protectors
  • Beauty covers

-Oil circuit parts

  • Oil sumps
  • Oil suction pipes

Car body related parts
-Interior trims or trunk trims and roof consoles
-Exterior car body systems

  • Pillars
  • Cowl grills
  • Spoilers
  • Wheel arch liners
  • Body side moldings
  • Roof bars

-Front modules and trucks storage modules

  • Under bunk storage
  • Lower front panels


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.

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