Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (Mhi ) has held a ceremony to mark the start of full-scale production at its new turbocharger manufacturing plant in Franklin, Indiana.

“The launch of production at the new base is MHI’s response to anticipated growth in demand for turbochargers in the North American market amid the trend toward vehicles meeting increasingly tighter fuel efficiency standards,” said a company statement.

“With the start of full-scale production at the new US plant, MHI has now completed its worldwide production base structure for final assembly of turbochargers, targeting an annual global production capacity of 10m units.”