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Ayala tech firm to produce aircons for Mazda cars

Integrated Micro-Electronics Inc. (IMI), an Ayala-owed provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and power semiconductor assembly and tests services (SATS), has announced that it will manufacture HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) and blower units for Japan Climate Systems Corporation (JCS) in its Guadalajara, Mexico plant starting first quarter of 2014. JCS, a Japanese corporation that manufactures and sells air conditioning, thermal control, and cooling apparatus for automobile and industrial machinery, 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. Mazda, along with Visteon and Panasonic, is one of the main shareholders of JCS. Arthur R. Tan, IMI president and chief executive officer, said, “We are privileged to partner with JCS in its regional manufacturing strategy by building HVAC and blower units in our Mexico facility. This partnership also increases our company’s penetration into our target market of automotive electronics. Tan added, “Our global footprint and extensive experience with Japanese partners make the synergy very compelling for JCS to choose IMI.” Toshiki Hiura, president of JCS, said, “Partnering with an experienced EMS provider like IMI will allow us to efficiently manufacture for our Mexico business. IMI’s plastic injection and assembly technology and many years of experience with Japanese original electronics manufacturers will definitely help us grow our business in this market.” Aside from Mexico, IMI has manufacturing sites in the Philippines, China, Singapore, the United States, Bulgaria, and the Czech Republic, enabling the company to assist original electronic equipment makers serving regional or international markets.
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