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  Johnson Controls to build 1.3 billion-yuan battery plant for stop-start systems
Automotive News China | 2017/6/20

Johnson Controls Inc. will construct a 1.3 billion yuan ($200 million) battery plant in Jiyuan in north Chinas Henan province to supply automakers in China.  The factory will produce absorbent glass mat batteries for use in stop-start systems, with output slated to start in 2018. 
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  Continental to supply parts for self-driving vehicles to NIO
Automotive News China | 2017/6/6

Continental AG has contracted to supply Chinese electric vehicle startup NIO with parts for self-driving vehicles.  Under an agreement signed last week, Continental will deliver technology for wireless charging, automated driving and digital cockpit technologies.  The German company already supplies suspension systems and tires to NIO.
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  Brose to supply door panels to BMW in China
Automotive News China | 2017/6/2

German supplier Brose Group opened a plant in the northeast China city of Shenyang last week to produce door panels for BMW AG's locally produced cars.  The 5,300-square-meter (57,049-square-foot) factory cost 3.7 million euros (28.2 million yuan), according to Brose.
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  Renesas to supply computer chips to Great Wall
Automotive News China | 2017/5/30

Japanese supplier Renesas Electronics Corp. will provide a wide range of computer chips for Great Wall Motor Co.'s electric vehicles and autonomous driving cars.  Under the agreement the two companies signed last week, Renesas will supply Great Wall with components for EVs, plug-in hybrids and self-driving vehicles.  Renesas also said it will provide connectivity and infotainment systems for Great Wall's vehicles.
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  Germany reports progress with China over EV quotas
Reuters | 2017/5/26

Germany has made good progress with China on how to introduce quotas aimed at producing more electric vehicles, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Wednesday, adding that more details needed to be worked out.  Beijing is considering a plan to ease its proposed quotas after German automakers protested the scale and pace of the plans.
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  Continental supplies control system for Great Wall gearbox
Automotive News China | 2017/5/26

SHANGHAI -- Continental AG has started supplying a transmission control system to Great Wall Motor Co. for its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.  The system consists of a transmission control unit, a sensor cluster unit and application software. 
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  Mahle to produce air conditioner compressors in Changshu
Automotive News China | 2017/5/26

The Mahle Group said it has opened a plant in the east China city of Changshu to produce compressors for automotive air conditioners.  The company said in a written statement that it had transferred compressor production from a factory in Suzhou, and that the new plant would have twice as much production capacity.
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  Dana to produce all-wheel-drive system in Chongqing
Automotive News China | 2017/5/23

U.S. supplier Dana Inc. will invest 160 million yuan ($13 million) to build a plant in the southwest China city of Chongqing to make all-wheel-drive components.  Construction of the 7,500 square-meter factory will begin next month. The plant is scheduled to open late next year and will employ 130 people at full production in 2020. 
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  BorgWarner supplies dual-clutch modules to Great Wall
Automotive News China | 2017/5/19

BorgWarner Inc. said it has begun supplying clutches and control modules to Great Wall Motor Co. for its seven-speed dual-clutch transmission.  The gearbox will be available in Great Wall's new Wey VV7 crossover, which was launched last month.  Prices for the VV7 range from 167,800 to 188,800 yuan ($24,400 to $27,400).
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  U.S. supplier plagued by management scandal in China
Automotive News | 2017/5/16

A management scandal in its Chinese office cost MTS Systems Corp. millions of dollars and played havoc with the automotive supplier's recent financial reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission.  Although the Minnesota-based company says damage was limited and no intellectual property was stolen, the incident could be a cautionary tale to other companies doing business in China. 
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