TRELLEBORG, Sweden (May 13)—Trelleborg A.B. will invest an undisclosed amount to build a plant in Wuxi, China, by 2004 for anti-vibration components, replacing one it acquired in its 1999 purchase of BTR Automotive. The Chinese operation, Trelleborg Automotive Wuxi, generated nearly $21 million in sales last year, producing engine and drive-train mounts and other anti-vibration components for a number of automotive customers, including the Chinese assembly subsidiaries of Volkswagen A.G., General Motors Corp., Ford Motor Co. and Peugeot S.A. Trelleborg owns 55 percent of the venture, with Guolian, a Chinese government company, retaining the minority 45-percent stake. Trelleborg said the final size and configuration of the new location could change because it is evaluating whether other businesses might also be located at the site.
Trelleborg to build AVS factory in China
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