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News   September 21, 2006   by Auto Service World

Affinia to Close Ontario Facility


Affinia Group Inc. announced that it will close its WIX Filtration manufacturing facility in Cambridge, Ontario.
Production will be consolidated into other global manufacturing locations by the end of the first half of 2007.
The move will be coordinated to have no impact on the company’s customers.
“Our decision to close the Cambridge facility was made after comprehensive analysis of our business structure,” said Keith Wilson, Vice President and General Manager of Affinia’s Under Hood Group.
“To stay competitive in a rapidly changing business environment, we must streamline our operational processes.
This move will optimize the efficiency of WIX Filtration’s manufacturing and distribution base. While we are saddened by this move, it is a necessity for future growth and success of WIX Filtration.”
The Cambridge facility employs approximately 150 people and produces automotive filtration products. Affinia Group will provide assistance where possible with future employment opportunities for the Cambridge facility employees.
Affinia Group Inc. is a global supplier of automotive components for under hood and under vehicle applications.


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