Nexteer Automotive has broken ground on an Electric Power Steering (EPS) manufacturing plant in Liuzhou, China.

With this new facility, Nexteer plans to expand the company's manufacturing capabilities, as well as meet growing demands for EPS products in China and the Asia-Pacific markets.

Li Jun, Vice President and Asia-Pacific COO of Nexteer Automotive said during the groundbreaking ceremony: "Nexteer's new Liuzhou Plant will become another significant part of our global manufacturing network, bolstering our momentum in serving our Asia-Pacific customers. With our new plant operation, Nexteer strives to be an industry leader in smart, green manufacturing by leveraging lean production and Industry 4.0 methods to continuously improve efficiency, product quality and customer value."

Nexteer begins construction by the end of 2017 and expects the new plant to be completed by October 2018. Nexteer's plant will encompass 11,884 square meters and will house about 500 employees.

Nexteer manufactures and supplies steering and driveline products. The company's global workforce of over 13,000 serves more than 50 customers in every major region of the world. The company has 25 manufacturing plants, 3 regional engineering centers and 13 customer service centers strategically located in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Nexteer Automotive's customers include BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, GM, PSA Groupe, Toyota, VW, as well as automakers in India and China.

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