ERJ staff report (TP)
Auburn Hills, Michigan − Henniges Automotive Holdings, the US supplier of engineered sealing and anti-vibration systems for the global automotive market, announced on 16 December it has formed a strategic alliance with Amee Rubber Industries, a producer of sealing systems and moulded rubber parts for automobiles throughout India.
This agreement with Amee enables Henniges to further support its original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers in India through the design, development and execution of dynamic sealing solutions for the automotive industry. Henniges develops weather strips and seals to prevent water, air and dust from entering the vehicle and its critical spaces.
"For more than 100 years, we've kept vehicles quiet and dry. This alliance allows us to bring our longstanding expertise to customers in new markets and further expand our strong global footprint. By growing and establishing agreements in regions such as India, we can better support and drive results for customer programs with the sealing and anti-vibration solutions they need," said Boris Gavric, Henniges vice president of global sales and marketing. "Amee Rubber has extensive experience working with OEMs in the Indian market, and we are excited to work with and grow alongside our OEM customers and local domestic OEMs."
With headquarters in Mumbai, India, and a plant in Vapi, Gujarat, India; Amee supplies to OEMs Force Motors, Mahindra Rise and Tata Motors Group. The company uses its technical know-how to blend and mix raw materials and chemicals through extrusion and vulcanisation processes, helping to create more than 3,000 products. The company also has a strong presence in the international markets in the Gulf, Sri Lanka and countries throughout Africa.
Henniges sells to all major automotive OEM customers and operates facilities in North America, Europe, and China. The company has 6,000 employees worldwide.