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News   November 21, 2006   by Auto Service World

TRW Opens in Langfang China


TRW Automotive’s Engineered Fasteners & Components business today officially opened a new plant in Langfang, China.
TRW Automotive Components (Langfang) Co. Ltd., a subsidiary of TRW Automotive Holdings Corp., will manufacture interior components such as air registers and center bezels.
Located 60 kilometers from Beijing, the new facility joins TRW’s well- established operations of braking products and engine components in the area.
The 6,900 square meters of operating space will initially be equipped with up to 20 injection molding machines, with the potential to increase this number to 50 by mid-2008.
The plant is expected to employ up to 100 people by the end of 2007.
Edwin Schulze, general manager, TRW Engineered Fasteners & Components, China, commented: “This is a key step in developing our presence in China to support domestic and international vehicle manufacturers in this market.”
Since the establishment of a fastening system plant in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province in 1998, the Engineered Fasteners business has developed a diverse customer base and steadily increased its market share.
The Langfang plant reflects TRW’s long-term expansion strategy in the growing Chinese market, and is intent on serving more customers in a greater geographic area.
Schulze added: “We are delighted to host our costumer base in China and the Langfang government officials who supported the project to celebrate the opening of this facility.”
With 2005 sales of $12.6 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world’s leading automotive suppliers.
Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, employs approximately 63,000 people in 26 countries.


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