The French company is opening a $110 million plant in suburban Detroit that will employ 400 workers and had the ribbon-cutting Tuesday for their new Inergy Automotive Systems facility, located in Wayne County near New Boston.
Company officials are to be joined by state officials and others at the event. The facility will produce about 1.5 million plastic fuel tanks a year.
Inergy Automotive Systems is a subsidiary of Plastic Omnium, which makes automotive components and body modules, automotive fuel tanks and systems, and waste containers. Pierre Burelle founded the company in 1946. It began making plastic steering columns for Renault, but soon extended its supply contracts to other carmakers in France and abroad. Today Plastic Omnium has 103 plants and is present in more than 28 countries.
In 2011, Inergy purchased the Ford Motor Company’s fuel tank manufacturer in United States, Visteon, and became its sixth world provider in scale for those parts.
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