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Nexteer breaks ground for new Asia Pacific Tech Center in Suzhou

SUZHOU – Nexteer Automotive, a leader in Intuitive Motion Control, broke ground for its new Asia-Pacific Technical Center inside the Suzhou Industrial Park on November 16. The new Technical Center encompasses 30,000-plus square meters, including 14,000 square meters of office space and 12,000 square meters of R&D facilities and a

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Freudenberg invests in new production line in China

SUZHOU, Jiangsu – Freudenberg & Vilene Nonwovens is building a new production line for automotive headliners in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, according to a company news release. Production is scheduled to begin in summer 2016. Freudenberg headliners are based on nonwovens and can be finished in various ways to provide additional

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Harman and Baidu collaborate on CarLife vehicle networking solutions

STAMFORD, Conn. – Harman announced on January 29 that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Baidu to launch vehicle networking solutions. The collaboration will offer advanced Internet capabilities, entertainment features and location-based services on Harman’s in-vehicle infotainment head units designed for the Chinese market. “We are very excited

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China automobile ownership reaches 154 million in 2014

BEIJING – China automobile ownership reached 154 million by the end of last year after a record of 17 million were added in 2014, according to information released by the Ministry of Public Security. Automobiles registered took up 58.6 percent of total motor vehicle parc, a sharp rise from 43.9

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China’s automobile parc reaches 140 million units

BEIJING – China’s automobile parc so far in 2014 has reached nearly 140 million units, up 2.1 percent compared to that at the yearend of 2013, reported im4s.cn recently. In 2013, automobile parc in 31 Chinese cities surpassed 1 million units. Of these cities, 10 including Beijing, Chongqing, Tianjin, Chengdu,

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China’s motor vehicle parc tops 250 million by 2013

BEIJING – China’s motor vehicle parc by the end of 2013 surpassed 250 million, including 137 million automobiles, reported Beijing Times citing statistics from the Ministry of Public Security. In 2013, automobiles took 54.9 percent of the total motor vehicles, up 29.9 percentage points compared to 2003. Eight cities including

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John McGavigan building auto parts plant in Suzhou

SHANGHAI – John McGavigan Ltd., a Glasgow, UK-based manufacturer of decorative assemblies and interior parts for the automotive industry, is building a plant in Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China for production of components like dashboards and entertainment center controls, chinacbm.com.cn reported. In an interview at the Chinaplas trade fair held on May

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