Bosal International, a Lummen, Belguim, supplier of exhaust systems and tubing, is joining forces with Ukrainian automotive group AutoZAZ.
The companies will establish a joint venture to make original-equipment and aftermarket exhaust systems.
When the joint venture's production site at the ZAZ complex in Zaporozhe, in southeast Ukraine, is ready in mid-2006, capacity will be 200,000 systems. Half of these will be used for original equipment.
ZAZ built 126,000 cars in 2004, including the Opel Astra Classic, Daewoo/Chevrolet Lanos and its own brands, Tavria and Slavuta.