Ayala-led IMI to manufacture car aircons for Japan firm


Posted at Feb 01 2013 10:28 AM | Updated as of Feb 01 2013 06:28 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Ayala-led chipmaker Integrated Micro-Electronics, Inc. (IMI) on Friday announced it will be manufacturing car air conditioning systems for Japan Climate Systems Corp. (JCS).

In a disclosure, IMI said it will be making HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) and blower units for JCS starting first quarter of next year.

"JCS... is outsourcing to IMI the development of small plastic molds and plastic injection and complete product assembly of HVAC and blower units intended for Mazda cars," IMI said.

The systems will be manufactured in IMI's plant in Guadalajara in Mexico, the firm said.

"We are privileged to partner with JCS in its regional manufacturing strategy... This partnership also increases our company's penetration into our target market of automotive electronics," Arthur R. Tan, president and chief executive officer at IMI, said in the statement.

For his part, Toshiki Hiura, JCS president, said: "Partnering with an experienced EMS (electronics manufacturing services) provider like IMI will allow us to efficiently manufacture for our Mexico business."