Inteva Products Strengthens Competitive Position with Acquisition of ArvinMeritor's Body Systems Business

By Inteva Products Llc, PRNE
Sunday, January 2, 2011

TROY, Michigan, January 3, 2011 - Inteva Products, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Renco Group, Inc.,
today announced it has acquired ArvinMeritor's Body Systems business with
manufacturing and engineering facilities worldwide. With the acquisition,
Inteva strengthens its competitive position as an innovation leader in the
global supply of door systems and access control systems while expanding its
product expertise to include roof systems, motors and electronics.

"Inteva has taken a major step forward in aligning our global
capabilities to support the needs of our customers," said Lon Offenbacher,
Inteva's President and CEO. "The Body Systems team brings a great heritage of
demonstrated capabilities, a wealth of experience in advanced technology with
a diverse customer base. Inteva is a formidable force in the global

With the acquisition, Inteva has a global workforce of 8,000 employees at
43 locations in 18 countries. Inteva has engineering and technical centers on
four continents supporting global customers with full service design,
development, integration, prototype, testing and validation capabilities.

"Our expanded footprint and product portfolio greatly enhances our
business with a stronger presence in Europe, Asia and the Americas," said
Offenbacher. "Our overall business is now more balanced among our global
customers and we are strategically located in the regions where growth is

Inteva's innovative product lines serve a variety of industries
including: automotive, commercial vehicle, defense, consumer and recreational
products, industrial and marine applications. The company has organized its
product and service offerings around four product lines: closure systems,
interior systems, roof systems and motors and electronics.

Inteva's Product Lines

Inteva's closure systems product line encompasses access control systems
and door systems into a highly innovative offering. Inteva access controls
systems offer a market leading portfolio of latches, strikers, and actuators
that offer competitive functionality, robustness and performance with
minimized weight, package size and cost. In door systems, Inteva designs,
engineers and manufactures products that range from window regulators to the
latest fully integrated composite door modules. Inteva door modules provide
our customers with a highly engineered product that incorporates multiple
features and functions into a single part, resulting in improved reliability
and reduced assembly complexity.

Inteva interior systems product line includes a full range of components
and modules for vehicle interiors, from instrument panels, consoles, and door
trim to cockpits and headliners. Inteva designs, engineers and manufactures
quality, mass-efficient interiors with a focus on high value design,
materials and processing innovation. Inteva provides full design development
and system integration services; combined with complete supply chain
management, build in line sequencing and end of line function testing
capabilities providing customers with optimized vehicle assembly efficiency.

With an advanced in-house development capability, Inteva's electronics
and motors product line offers a range of robust and efficient electric
motors for automotive and light duty consumer applications. Inteva
incorporates advanced electronic functionality into a light weight,
size-optimized package.

Inteva designs, engineers and manufactures sunroofs, panoramic roofs and
full roof modules to meet customer demands for low mass, low noise levels and
optimum headroom with maximized vehicle body strength. All can feature
electric or manual operation with integrated wind deflectors, sunshade or
roller blind systems. Inteva roof systems are available in a full range of
opening sizes and options. Inteva modular roof systems reduce complexity for
the OEM while providing increased styling flexibility.

About Inteva Products, LLC

Inteva Products, LLC has more than 135 years of experience and expertise,
empowering some of the best minds in the industry with global resources
supported by a team at 43 facilities on four continents. Inteva designs,
engineers, manufactures, and assembles Interior Systems, Integration Systems,
Access Control Systems, Door Systems, Roof Systems, Electronics & Motor
Systems, and Advanced Materials & Processes for leading OEMs around the
globe. Inteva's integration capabilities provide everything from component
parts to fully integrated vehicle subsystems. Inteva is committed to execute
to the highest level possible for all customers to create solutions that meet
quality and technical specifications while remaining on time and on budget.
For more information visit

Insight. Inside. Inteva.

Marco Foley, Director, Communications - Europe, Office, +44-0-121-522-5412, mfoley at, Misty Matthews, Director, Communications & Public Relations, Office, +1-248-655-8699, Mobile, +1-248-925-6176, mmatthews at

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