Autoliv has begun the construction of a new factory building in Changchun that will replace the company’s existing plant in the city.
The company says the new plant will more than double the existing floor space. The cost for the new plant will be US$6n.
Autoliv’s Changchun plant manufactures seatbelts, frontal airbags and side airbags for FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Co., FAW Car Co., Great Wall Motor Co., Bejing Benz Automotive Co., BMW Brilliance Automotive Co., and Shanghai GM (Shenyang) Norsom Co. The plant has approximately 450 employees.
Recently, Autoliv also announced an extension of its electronics plant in China.
The company has ten facilities in China, including a technical centre with a crash tests facility for complete vehicles. The company has 5,500 employees in China, and the Chinese market accounted, in 2010, for 11% of Autoliv’s sales.
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