Pierburg, a subsidiary of supplier, KSPG (a member of the Rheinmetall Group), has been awarded what it says are "major orders" worth EUR375m (US$423m) by an unnamed Chinese automotive group.

The products to be delivered are intended for vehicle series sold in the Chinese domestic market as well as for models marketed worldwide.

The contracts for gasoline and diesel engines cover throttle and control valves, differential pressure flaps, electric recirculating water pumps, switchable mechanical water pumps, as well as high- and low-pressure exhaust-gas recirculation valves.

Production for the models concerned has already started or will do so during 2016, to be successively followed for other models of this manufacturer in the period up to 2020.

These mechatronic products are being manufactured at the Chinese Pierburg locations in Shanghai and Kunshan, as well as at European Pierburg sites in Hartha/Germany, Abadiano/Spain and Ústí/Czech Republic.