Profile of International Automotive Components (IAC): a global giant in the supply of textiles for automotive interiors
International Automotive Components (IAC) is one of the world's leading Tier 1 suppliers of automotive components and systems - including trim systems made from assorted textile materials. IAC has an international structure which enables the company to provide just-in-time services to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in Asia, Europe and North America, and allows the company to expand or contract as these markets demand. In recent years, the company has seen a rapid increase in its sales and today it ranks as the eighth largest company globally among the automotive suppliers who offer textile-based products and technologies. This report provides an introduction to IAC and its products and applications. Also, it provides an analysis of the company's operations in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America as well as an appendix outlining the important roles played by Collins & Aikman, Lear Interiors and WL Ross & Co in the company's early development.