Yokohama to build tire plant in China

TOKYO - Yokohama Rubber Co. is building a tire plant for passenger cars next to an existing truck tire plant in Jiangsu province.

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Henniges gains full control of Chinese JV sealant supplier

DETROIT - U.S. supplier Henniges Automotive Holdings Inc. has acquired the remaining 40 percent it didn't own in Beijing Wanyuan-Henniges Sealing Systems Co., its Chinese joint venture with China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology.

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Brose, Geely sign strategic cooperation agreement in China for Geely and Volvo models

Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co. and its subsidiary, Volvo Car Corp., have begun development of a subcompact vehicle platform in a Swedish r&d center that the partners opened last year, The Wall Street Journal reported.

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ContiTech strengthens presence in China

With the acquisition of the business of local manufacturer Taizhou Fuju Rubber Belt Manufacture Co., Ltd., ContiTech AG, Hanover, Germany, is purposefully continuing the expansion of its drive belt business in China. To date, the Chinese company, founded in 1993, has predominantly manufactured drive belts for the automotive replacement business and for industry in general.

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Eberspaecher forms venture to produce diesel exhaust systems in China

XIAN - German supplier Eberspaecher Group formed a joint venture to produce exhaust after treatment systems for diesel engines used in commercial trucks.

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ThyssenKrupp opens spring factory in Chengdu

CHENGDU - German supplier ThyssenKrupp opened a factory in this southwest city to produce springs and stabilizers. The plant will produce up to 3 million springs and 1.5 million stabilizers annually. ThyssenKrupp formed a 60-40 joint venture with China's Fawer Automotive Parts Ltd. to operate the plant.

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