Arvin-Kayaba has started Brazilian shock absorber production in its new $US10 million plant in Fazenda Grande, Paraná state. Initial production is for the locally-made Renault Scénic, replacing components previously imported from Spain. The company will also supply shock absorbers for Mitsubishi’s ‘baby Shogun’, the Pajero iO, and the new Toyota Corolla which will both be made in Brazil from next year.