Fawer Visteon Climate Control System (FVCC), a joint venture between Visteon Corporation and Fawer Automotive Component, has moved and expanded its manufacturing operation in Changchun, China, which supplies vehicle manufacturers in China and abroad.

The new facility has an expanded climate product line and local design services and improves the JV’s overall manufacturing efficiency, the partners said. The new plant will produce heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and mechanically assembled aluminium radiators, in addition to the control atmosphere brazed aluminium radiators that FVCC currently produces.

In 2009, FVCC established a technical collaboration with Japan Climate Systems (JCS), another Visteon joint venture, leading to the introduction of the HVAC product line. In addition, FVCC successfully localised the design of radiators to meet the needs of various vehicle manufacturers.

Located in the Changchun automotive development zone in northeast China, the automated, 23,000 sq m (248,000 sq ft) facility can produce 1.2m brazed radiators, 250,000 mechanical radiators and 240,000 HVAC systems annually.

Established in 1995, FVCC supplies FAW-Volkswagen, First Car Company, FAW Jiefang, FAW Xiali, FAW Hainan, Shanghai Volkswagen, Chang’An Ford, Chery, Geely, and Great Wall.