The Affinia Group, the Michigan based company recently held a grand opening event for its new brake parts manufacturing center in China.
The new 383,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility will focus on the production of friction components, disc brake pads and accessories. When fully-operational, the manufacturing center will employ approximately 500 people and have an annual capacity of 10 million pad sets.
“By continuing to expand our manufacturing resources around the world, we are delivering on our World Smart™ business model and utilizing the Affinia Quality Assurance System to maintain consistent quality of aftermarket products at globally-competitive costs,” said Terry McCormack, Affinia President and CEO.
“This new facility will also enhance our ability to serve the rapidly growing domestic market in China, which is experiencing continued growth in private vehicle ownership.”
Affinia was created through the $1 billion acquisition of the Automotive Aftermarket Group from Dana Corporation by The Cypress Group.
Affinia has operations in North and South America, Europe, Asia and India that support some of the industry’s best known and respected brands in global and regional markets.