BEIJING -- Tenneco Inc. plans to invest an additional $30 million in China over the next three years and will add to the six plants it now operates in the country.
So far, Tenneco, of Lake Forest, Ill., has invested $21 million there.
The existing plants turn out ride-control and emissions-control parts such as shock absorbers, suspension modules, mufflers and catalytic converters. Tenneco also will introduce other product lines to China this year.
Emission-control products will be a growth area because China is in the midst of a nationwide program to upgrade vehicle emissions standards.
"That has been a nice driver of growth in other markets; it will be a nice driver here," says Timothy Jackson, senior vice president of global technology and general manager of Asia Pacific.