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Ray Mirzaei: Brose confident in outperforming the China auto market

CHONGQING – Brose Group, the automotive mechatronic system supplier, celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of its wholly-owned subsidiary here on September 26, 2011. Located in Shapingba district, the Chongqing Brose Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. will start operation by mid-2012. The site, which measures nearly 40,000 square meters, will employ around 250

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Shanghai shuts down 14 lead-acid battery plants out of total 17

SHANGHAI – Fourteen of Shanghai’s 17 lead-acid battery plants had been shut down as of September 23 after inspections by Shanghai Environmental Protection Bureau, reported Shanghai Securities News. Some of the closed plants were found too close to residential areas, and others had been discharging excessive levels of lead, according

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Honda to produce batteries and electric motors in China

Japanese automaker Honda will produce batteries and electric motors in China to reduce comprehensive cost of hybrid vehicles, reported Beijing Youth Daily. Honda will find partners to cooperate in making batteries in 2012 and production base will be located in Guangzhou, said Yasuhide Mizuno, general manager of Dongfeng-Honda. Electric motors are

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Chang’an and Suzuki discuss mergers of two Suzuki JVs

CHONGQING – Chairman of Chang’an Automobile Group Xu Liuping and president of Suzuki Motor Osamu Suzuki met in Chongqing on September 24 to discuss the merger of Changhe-Suzuki Automobile and Chang’an-Suzuki Automobile, according to media reports. An insider suggests the merger is waiting for approval from the National Development and

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