SHANGHAI -- Several Tier 1 suppliers have big plans for China.
TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. says it will expand a plant in Anting, China, and move another from Shanghai to a larger site in Anting. The plants will make airbag electronic control units and airbag and steering wheel products.
TRW of Livonia, Mich., supplies integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems; braking, steering, suspension and occupant safety systems; electronics; engine components; fastening systems; and aftermarket replacement parts and services.
In an unrelated move, Toyota Boshoku Corp. and Denso Corp. say they jointly will establish an oil filter manufacturing plant in Foshan, in the Guangdong province.
The initial investment will be about $17.8 million. Production will begin in July 2006.
Toyota Boshoku supplies engine components and interior and exterior components and systems.
Denso supplies automotive technology, systems and components. Both suppliers have headquarters in Japan.