DETROIT - Freudenberg-NOK G.P. of Plymouth, Mich., is forming a 50-50 joint venture with Ishino Gasket Manufacturing Co. Ltd. of Tokyo to be called Ishino Gasket North America. The joint venture will be based in Plymouth, Mich.
Freudenberg-NOK is owned by Freudenberg and Co. of Europe and NOK Corp. of Japan. NOK in January purchased Ishino Gasket Manufacturing Co. Ltd., which supplies gaskets to Japanese automakers.