German supplier IBS Brocke GmbH & Co. wants to break into the US market, and US supplier Blue Water Plastics Inc. of Michigan wants work in Europe.
The two injection molders have formed an alliance. Together, they have jointly won a contract from Volkswagen AG to make interior trim components in Mexico for VWs new Beetle.
Blue Water's Mexican factory is being expanded. Six injection presses will be added to the existing 15 units by the end of the year.
Brocke will provide production tooling for the trim components, while Blue Water will mold the parts.