International Automotive Components officially opens its $40 million plant for manufacturing premium door panels in Prestice, Czech Republic.

The 350,470-sq.-ft. (32,560-sq.-m) facility will be the company’s third operation in Prestice and will add 800 skilled jobs to the 1,300 already employed by IAC in the area.

IAC is a world leader in injection molding, and the flawless launch of a 600,000-unit-per-year door-panel program in the new Prestice 2 site is a strong foundation to pursue further growth in the region,” IAC President and CEO Robert “Steve” Miller says in a news release.

The greenfield site is the final phase of IAC’s Prestice 2 location and will enable the automotive supplier to continue supporting its customers in Eastern Europe. The Prestice 1 site is the company’s center of excellence for headliners in Europe.

“As the largest employer in Prestice, attracting and retaining a skilled and talented workforce is critical to ensuring the superior quality and service our customers expect from us,” says Jonas Nilsson, IAC president-European Region.

“Talent acquisition is a key factor in our European manufacturing strategy and our goal to further accelerate our position as the premium interiors supplier of choice for some of the most inspirational luxury vehicle brands in Germany, Sweden and the United Kingdom.”