Benteler Automotive has hosted an opening ceremony for its new production plant, located in Shenyang, China.

The Shenyang site started operations this year as the tenth plant in the Asia Pacific region, while in the next few years, new investments are planned in the north, middle and south of China.

"An important part of our strategy is also to grow with our key customers and to support them in their worldwide expansion and BMW is clearly one of our key customers," said Benteler Automotive COO, Laurent Favre.

"We are proud of our business partnership with BMW Group, existing 34 years since 1982. Meanwhile 25 of our plants produce and deliver parts and systems to BMW Group in Europe, in Mercosur, in Africa and today in China.

"This new plant here in Shenyang is an important additional step in our strategy."

Benteler activities in Asia Pacific started 18 years ago with a sales & engineering office in Nagoya, Japan, while business in China began 14 years ago with a joint venture with Shanghai Huizhong Automotive Company in 2002.

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BENTELER Automotive hosted an opening ceremony for its new production plant, located in Shenyang. Shenyang plant started operations this year as the 10th plant in region Asia Pacific. This investment will support the further growth of BENTELER Automotive in China. In next few years, new investments in the north, middle and south of China are part of Division's upcoming growth plan in the region Asia/Pasific. "An important part of our strategy is also to grow with our key customers and to support them in their worldwide expansion, and BMW is clearly one of our key customers. We are very proud of our business partnership with BMW Group, existing 34 years since 1982. Meanwhile 25 of our plants produce and deliver parts and systems to BMW Group in Europe, in NAO, in Mercosur, in Africa and today in China. This new plant here in Shenyang is an important additional step in our Strategy." Mr. Laurent Favre, COO, BENTELER Automotive, emphasized. BENTELER activities in Asia Pacific began 18 years ago with a Sales & Engineering office in Nagoya, Japan in 1998. Business in China began 14 years ago with a joint venture with Shanghai Huizhong Automotive Company in 2002, a business partnership that still successfully continues to expand to this day. About BENTELER With about 30,000 employees and 161 locations in 40 countries, the BENTELER-Group stands for a high degree of excellent material, production and technology in the areas of Automotive, Steel/Tube and Distribution. Continuing progress by means of new materials, technologies, and products as well as long-term, profitable growth are the supporting pillars of the 140-year success story of the BENTLER-Group, which is in its fourth generation of family ownership. About BENTELER Automotive BENTELER Automotive provides development, production and services worldwide – while consistently focussing on quality, safety and efficiency. Our products include components and modules for chassis, body, engine and exhaust systems. Our customers include almost all major vehicle manufacturers. We successfully implement new ideas and solutions in close collaboration with our customers

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