FAWER Visteon Expands Automotive Climate Systems Manufacturing Operation in Changchun, China

Joint venture broadens product offering and design services at new facility

Jun 22, 2010, 09:30 ET from Visteon Corporation

CHANGCHUN, China, June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- FAWER Visteon Climate Control System (FVCC), a joint venture between Visteon Corporation and FAWER Automotive Component Co., Ltd., has moved and expanded its manufacturing operation in Changchun, China, which supplies automotive climate products to vehicle manufacturers in China and export markets.

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Featuring world-class manufacturing equipment and processes, the new facility features an expanded climate product line and localized design services, and enhances the joint venture's overall manufacturing efficiency. The new plant will produce heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and mechanically assembled aluminum radiators, in addition to the control atmosphere brazed aluminum radiators that FVCC currently produces.  

"The new facility's expanded capability includes localized design services that complement Visteon's offering in the Chinese climate control systems market," said Joy Greenway, Visteon product group president. "Visteon is fully committed to supporting FVCC's continued success as part of our overall growth strategy in China and the Asia Pacific region."

Drawing on Visteon's advanced technology support and strategic partnerships, FVCC developed strong on-site research and development capability. In 2009, FVCC established a technical collaboration with Japan Climate Systems (JCS), another Visteon joint venture, leading to the introduction of the HVAC product line. In addition, FVCC successfully localized the design of radiators to meet the needs of various vehicle manufacturers.

Located in the Changchun Automotive Development Zone in northeast China, the highly automated, 23,000-square meter (248,000-square foot) facility has the capacity to produce 1.2 million brazed radiators, 250,000 mechanical radiators and 240,000 HVAC systems annually.

"The expanded plant is a strong testimony to the strategic and successful partnership between Visteon and FAWER," said Ye Fan, general manager of FAWER Automotive Component Co., Ltd.  "We are confident that the new plant positions us well to provide our customers with the highest quality products."

Established in 1995, FVCC has grown into a leading automotive climate components supplier, renowned for its high-quality radiators. It serves a wide range of automakers, such as FAW-Volkswagen, First Car Company, FAW Jiefang, FAW Xiali, FAW Hainan, Shanghai Volkswagen, Chang'An Ford, Chery, Geely, and Great Wall. The plant has ISO/TS 16949 and ISO 14001 quality and environmental certification.

Visteon Corporation is a leading global automotive supplier that designs, engineers and manufactures innovative climate, interior, electronic and lighting products for vehicle manufacturers. With corporate offices in Van Buren Township, Mich. (U.S.); Shanghai, China; and Chelmsford, UK; the company has facilities in 25 countries and employs approximately 28,500 people.

SOURCE Visteon Corporation



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