CHANGSHU, China—ContiTech A.G.'s mobile fluid systems business has opened a second production hall at ContiTech China Rubber & Plastics Technology's current manufacturing facility in Changshu, the company announced on April 21.
With an investment of $8.76 million the new production hall covers a total area of about 64,000 square feet and has an additional 16,000-sq.-ft. space on its second floor.
The mobile fluid system business unit has been producing turbocharger hoses and heating/cooling hoses in China since the establishment of ContiTech China Rubber & Plastics Technology Ltd. in 2010.
“With the increasing ratio of vehicle engines adopting turbochargers in past years, existing production output cannot fulfil customers' demands,” Changshu General Manager Torsten Laufer said in a statement.
“We doubled our production capacity to better meet local and international market needs,” he added.
The new production hall is equipped with advanced new extrusion lines as well as new auto-calves. The first production hall mainly produces heating/cooling hoses and the second produces turbocharger hoses.