Cooper-Standard has opened two China facilities in Huai’an, Jiangsu province and Chongqing.

The Chongqing facility, employing 200 people, will manufacture fluid transfer systems (FTS), fuel and brake delivery (FBD) systems, as well as sealing units for customers such as Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volvo Car Group.

The Huai’an facility manufactures and develops FTS products.

Focusing on China, Cooper Standard has accelerated its business development in the Asia Pacific area in recent years.

The automotive supplier recently established a Technical Centre in Shanghai, which includes a Test Centre for FTS products; acquired majority ownership of its joint venture with Chinese domestic supplier, Huayu Automotive Systems, expanded the operational scale of its FTS and FBD systems in Eastern China and started a new sealing facility in north-east China.

“The opening of our Huai’an and Chongqing facilities is a further testament to Cooper Standard’s commitment to our customers and the Chinese automotive market,” said Cooper Standard chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Edwards.

“Since 2012, we have more than doubled our investment in the area and are now pleased to employ more than 5,200 employees in 11 manufacturing and technical facilities across the country.”