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  Brose launches output at 1.4 billion yuan Taicang plant
Automotive News China | 2018/11/30

Brose Group launched output at a new plant in Taicang in the east China city of Suzhou as the German supplier continues to hike production in China.
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  U.S. chipmaker Nvidia to provide AI platform for Chinese EV startups
Reuters | 2018/11/23

U.S. chipmaker Nvidia Corp. signed separate deals with Chinese electric vehicle startups XPeng Motors, Singulato Motors and SF Motors to develop autonomous driving technology. The companies separately said they will work on a series of projects from data collection to machine learning.
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  Gestamp opens plant in Tianjin to supply Hyundai, Daimler
Automotive News China | 2018/11/23

Spanish supplier Gestamp launched output at plant in the north China city of Tianjin to supply body-in-white and chassis components to Hyundai Motor Co. and Daimler. 
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  Toyota Boshoku expands automotive filter parts capacity in Tianjin
Automotive News China | 2018/11/2

Toyota Boshoku Corp., a Toyota Group company, moved its automotive filter components plant in the northern China city of Tianjin to a site that significantly increases the factory¡¯s production capacity.   The $11.8 million (81.9 million yuan) plant launched production last week. 
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  Supplier Canadian General Tower opens tech center in Changshu
Automotive News China | 2018/11/2

Canadian General Tower, a supplier of coated fabrics and polymeric films, opened a tech center in the east China city of Changshu to upgrade product development capabilities for China.   The 20 million yuan ($2.9 million) center is on the premises of the company's plant in Changshu.
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  Factory explosion, fire idle Chinese-owned supplier Meridian in Canada
Automotive News | 2018/10/26

For the second time in six months, an explosion and fire have idled production at a North American magnesium parts plant owned by supplier Meridian.  
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  Valeo-Siemens venture opens plant to make parts for electrified vehicles
Automotive News China | 2018/10/23

Valeo Siemens eAutomotive, a joint venture between suppliers Valeo and Siemens, has opened a factory in the east China city of Changshu to expand output of high-voltage components for electrified vehicles in China.
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  Faurecia CEO: China helps fuel supplier's rapid growth
Automotive News Europe | 2018/10/23

French megasupplier Faurecia had a successful first half and expects to maintain its momentum for the full year. CEO Patrick Koller is confident because of the strength of Faurecia's China business and because it is benefiting from the rapid rise of SUV sales around the world. Koller, 59, also told   Automotive News Europe  Correspondent Peter Sigal why he thinks Faurecia has the resilience to cope with disruptions caused by potential trade wars between the world's largest nations.
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  Dutch company to invest 12.8 billion yuan in China battery cell plant
Bloomberg | 2018/10/23

Dutch battery maker Lithium Werks is investing 1.6 billion euros (12.8 billion yuan) in a massive lithium ion cell factory in China to meet surging demand for batteries.  The factory will have production capacity of 8 gigawatt-hours per year, or the equivalent capacity of batteries to power 160,000 cars.
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  Valeo sees big industry shift to 48-volt systems
Automotive News China | 2018/10/12

French supplier Valeo predicts more than 4 million new vehicles will be equipped with 48-volt systems in China annually by 2023.   "That¡¯s about 13 percent of annual vehicle production in China by then," Valeo China President Francois Marion estimated at a news briefing in Shanghai.
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  S. Korea's SK Innovation to invest $354M in EV battery parts plant
Reuters | 2018/10/9

SEOUL -- South Korea's SK Innovation plans to invest 400 billion won ($354 million) to build a China plant for key parts used in electric vehicle batteries.
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  Germany's Hubject, Star Charge China sign EV charging pact
Reuters | 2018/10/2

FRANKFURT -- Germany's Hubject, which is developing a method to map and pay at electric charging stations, entered a cooperation agreement with Star Charge China.
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  Chinese lithium producer inks 5-year supply deal with BMW
Automotive News China | 2018/10/2

China's largest lithium producer, Ganfeng Lithium Co., agreed to ship lithium chemicals to BMW Group's battery suppliers over the next five years.   The agreement can be extended by three years, Ganfeng Lithium said. 
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  Byton, Bosch team up on powertrains, brakes
Reuters | 2018/9/28

FRANKFURT -- German auto supplier Bosch is teaming up with Chinese-funded electric vehicle startup Byton to develop powertrain, brake and driver assistance systems, Byton said in a statement.
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  Chinese owner to keep Grammer independent after management exodus
Reuters | 2018/9/28

FRANKFURT -- China's Ningbo Jifeng pledged to keep Grammer independent after securing an 84.23 percent stake in the German automotive interiors maker, a step that prompted senior managers to resign. 
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  FAW, Wabco partner to build vehicle control parts
Automotive News China | 2018/9/25

Belgian supplier Wabco Holdings Inc. signed an agreement to form a joint venture with China FAW Group Corp.¡¯s truck unit to build vehicle control parts for commercial vehicles in China.   The joint venture will start producing Wabco¡¯s single-piston air disc brakes for FAW Jiefang and other truckmakers in China in 2019.
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  BorgWarner supplies electric drive module to Great Wall's EVs
Automotive News China | 2018/9/21

BorgWarner Inc. is providing its electric drive module for electric vehicles made by Chinese automaker Great Wall Motor Co.   Great Wall became BorgWarner¡¯s first customer for the technology in China, the U.S. supplier said. 
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  Schaeffler localizes key component output to speed CVT assembly, deliveries
Automotive News China | 2018/9/21

Schaeffler Group added a production line for chains used in continuously variable transmissions at a plant in the east China city of Suzhou.   Local production allows faster delivery of locally assembled CVTs to SAIC-General Motors and other clients, the German supplier said. 
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China races to get auto parts to U.S. before tariffs hit
Bloomberg | 2018/9/20

At sea and in the sky, U.S. President Donald Trump's trade war with China has ignited a freight frenzy for auto parts. Hyundai Merchant Marine Co.¡¯s vessels leaving China for the U.S. are full, deliveries to California ports are surging and cargo rates for journeys across the Pacific are at a four-year high.

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  Autoneum opens two plants in China
Automotive News China | 2018/9/18

Autoneum Holding, an automotive acoustic and thermal management parts supplier headquartered in Switzerland, launched two plants in China this month, significantly expanding its local manufacturing footprint. 
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  ZF to supply dual pinion steering for 3 major Chinese automakers
Automotive News China | 2018/9/14

ZF Friedrichshafen has landed contracts this year to supply a dual pinion electric power steering system for three major domestic Chinese automakers.   The system will be used in the automakers¡¯ compact crossovers and midsize sedans, the German supplier said this week, without identifying the customers.
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  CATL to develop batteries for SAIC-GM's electrified vehicles
Automotive News China | 2018/9/11

SAIC-General Motors, GM¡¯s passenger vehicle joint venture with SAIC Motor Corp., signed up Chinese battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology to develop batteries for its electrified vehicles.
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  Grupo Antolin opens headliner plant in Shenyang to supply BMW
Automotive News China | 2018/9/7

Spanish automotive interiors supplier Grupo Antolin has launched production at a new headliner factory in the northeast China city of Shenyang to supply mainly BMW Group.   The plant, with about 200 employees, can produce roughly 4,000 headliners per day, Grupo Antolin said. 
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  NavInfo secures navigation map contract with Daimler
Automotive News China | 2018/8/31

Beijing NavInfo Technology Co., a leading Chinese navigation mapping provider, has become the exclusive navigation mapping services provider for Daimler in China.
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  Waymo forms China subsidiary
Bloomberg | 2018/8/28

Waymo has set up a subsidiary in China, the latest sign of attempts by parent Alphabet Inc. to get back into the world's second-largest economy.
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  Aptiv to supply advanced driver-assistance system to GAC's electrified vehicles
Automotive News China | 2018/8/21

Aptiv will provide an advanced driver-assistance system for Guangzhou Automobile Group Co.¡¯s electrified vehicles.   The system features cameras and frontal vision that Aptiv, a producer of  electric architecture and autonomous-vehicle systems, has jointly developed with its Israeli peer, Mobileye. 
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  Aptiv to supply cockpit controller to Great Wall's crossovers, SUVs
Automotive News China | 2018/8/7

Vehicle connectivity parts supplier Aptiv has landed a deal to provide its integrated cockpit controller for the next-generation crossovers and SUVs Great Wall Motors will roll out under its Haval and Wey brands.
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  Citic Dicastal to produce aluminum car wheels in Morocco
Reuters | 2018/7/31

China's Citic Dicastal will invest 350 million euros (2.8 billion yuan) to build two aluminum car wheel factories in northern Morocco, Morocco's industry, trade and investments ministry said, joining a string of foreign auto parts makers setting up manufacturing in the country.
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  China to launch pilot EV battery recycling program
Reuters | 2018/7/27

SHANGHAI -- China will launch a pilot electric vehicle battery recycling program in 17 cities and regions, the industry ministry said, with Beijing eager to head off an emerging pollution threat.
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  Faurecia's China sales rise 15% in first half on demand from local carmakers
Automotive News China | 2018/7/27

French supplier Faurecia¡¯s sales in China advanced 15 percent year on year to approach 1.17 billion euros (9.27 billion yuan) in the first six months of this year on strong demand from domestic Chinese automakers. 
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  GAC forms 2 joint ventures with CATL to ensure EV battery supply
Automotive News China | 2018/7/24

Guangzhou Automobile Group Co. is establishing two joint ventures with leading domestic battery maker Contemporary Amperex Technology to build electric-vehicle batteries for its vehicle brands as well as its joint ventures with global automakers. 
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