PUNE, India, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global automotive supplier Visteon Corporation (NYSE: VC) has opened its first innovation and design center in India. Centrally located in Pune, one of India's largest cities and a hub for major global automotive companies, the facility focuses on creating ideas, developing concepts and commercializing innovative, market-driven products across Visteon's portfolio. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20001201/DEF008LOGO) Housed within the Visteon Engineering Center, the innovation and design center will be staffed by program managers, engineers, industrial designers, human-machine interaction (HMI) experts and market researchers. Its central location allows Visteon to support vehicle manufacturers throughout India. "Visteon's Innovation and Design Center provides a creative atmosphere for cross- functional teams to work with customers to develop high-value products and services for our rapidly growing business in India," said Subu Nagasubramony, Visteon's managing director, India operations. "This is another example of Visteon's understanding of, and commitment to, the dynamic India market." Tim Yerdon, global director, innovation and design, said opening a design studio is a significant "next step" in fostering and expanding relationships with key Visteon customers in India. "This new studio integrates the best practices of the existing network of Visteon innovation and design centers in Germany, the United States and China, while incorporating our knowledge of the India market," Yerdon said. Visteon has operated in India for nearly 20 years. The company has four manufacturing plants, three engineering centers, a joint venture and more than 3,000 employees in the country. About Visteon Visteon is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, electronics and interior products for vehicle manufacturers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has facilities in 28 countries and employs approximately 22,000 people. Learn more at www.visteon.com.