PARIS – For Plastic Omnium, the French supplier of plastic exterior panels and plastic fuel tanks, North America is as much a growth market in the next few years as anywhere. The company expects a 34% increase in automotive production in the region during the 2010-2015 timeframe to 16.1 million units, compared with 17% growth in European output. Laurent Burrell, CEO of the family-controlled company, says Plastic Omnium aims to diversify its customer base, which likely means targeting ...

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