SHANGHAI -- Tenneco Inc. is expanding its operations in China. The company will open an elastomer manufacturing plant in Suzhou, China, and a joint-venture emission control engineering center in Shanghai with Shanghai Tractor and Engine Co. Shanghai Tractor and Engine is a subsidiary of Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp.
Tenneco also reached an agreement to increase its ownership share in its Beijing ride-control venture to 65 percent. Its partner in the venture is Beijing Automotive Industry Corp.
Tenneco, of Lake Forest, Ill., produces shocks, struts, vibration-control equipment, load-assist products, springs, bushings, rods, roll control, exhaust systems, manifolds, catalytic converters, mufflers and filters.