Visteon said its automotive climate joint venture in China has opened a new plant to manufacture aluminum radiators.

The plant, located in Chengdu in southwest China, is expected to have an annual production capacity of 500,000 units by 2013, Reuters reported.

The supplier said the plant will be a wholly owned subsidiary of its joint venture with FAWER Automotive Parts.

The joint venture, which first established a factory in 1995, supplies heating ventilation and air conditioning systems and charge air coolers to automakers.

The new facility will support the FAW-Volkswagen manufacturing base in Chengdu and other automakers in southwest China, Visteon told the news agency.