French automotive giant Plastic Omnium has posted automotive revenue growth of 9.5% for the first nine months of the year, beating global auto production growth rates of 7.6%. The strong performance was driven by growth in North American and Asia, which accounted for 47% of auto production. The company has invested in these two regions over the nine month period, including starting up a fuel system plant in Michigan, the US. It is also building five new plants in Asia – four in China and one in India – and has acquired all outstanding shares in its exterior automotive components business in India. In Q3 sales totalled €1.13bn.