Eaton to double size of China valvetrain plant

  • 20-Apr-2013 07:53 EDT

The expansion of Eaton's plant in Jining began this year and is expected to be operational in March 2014.

Eaton announced April 20 that it will double capacity at its Jining, China, plant to meet growing customer demand in the region for its valve and valvetrain products and technologies. Located within the Eaton campus in Jining Shandong province, the expansion began this year and is expected to be operational in March 2014. Workers at the facility assemble valve and value-actuation systems and devices for passenger cars, light and commercial vehicles, and medium- and heavy-duty trucks. In addition to its expansion of the Jining facility, Eaton’s Vehicle Group is undertaking joint technology programs with Shanghai Jiao Tong University and South China University of Technology. Eaton’s Vehicle Group opened its first China plant in 1998, in Shanghai; today, it has four manufacturing plants, an engineering lab, and an R&D center. Sales of passenger and commercial vehicles rose 4.3% to 19.3 million units in the country last year, according to the China Association of Auto Manufacturers. The organization forecasts a 7% rise in China vehicle sales for 2103

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