TRW Automotive Holdings has announced a new plant in Slovakia to supply electric steering system components.

The new facility in Nove Mesto nad Vahom will produce precision motors for electrically assisted steering systems. It replaces an existing plant in Slovakia and will employ 450 people at the 3,000 square metre site. It is expected to be fully operational in March of 2008.

The facility increases capacity from the current 2m units per year and is expected to produce over 3m motor units annually to meet growing demand across Europe and Asia.

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