TRW awarded electric steering business in China

  • 13-Jan-2011 04:40 EST

TRW will supply four Chinese vehicle manufacturers with advanced electric steering systems.

TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. has secured several contracts for the supply of electric power steering (EPS) to domestic Chinese vehicle manufacturers, with the first launch scheduled as early as 2012. TRW will supply its Column Drive EPS system for multiple platforms with four domestic manufacturers initially. Production will be located at TRW's manufacturing facility in Anting, China. Engineering for electric steering is supported locally in China from its R&D center in Shanghai. The supplier is adding both equipment and manufacturing floor space to meet the demands of its growing Asia/Pacific customer base. Production at its Anting facility will start this year with an annual capacity in the range of 450,000 units. An additional 170 people including engineering and other support personnel are expected to be hired in this first phase. "TRW is investing heavily in capacity for several advanced technology products to meet the needs of the China market," said John C. Plant, President and CEO, TRW Automotive. "In the next two years, we will add local production capabilities not only for EPS but also for other advanced technologies such as airbag inflators and electronic stability control. TRW is creating the infrastructure to meet all market needs—from domestic vehicles to global platforms."

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