TRW Automotive to Begin Manufacturing in Brazil


LIVONIA –– TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. announced Monday it will begin manufacturing its advanced electric steering systems in Brazil.

“With the launch of electric steering for Ford’s Ecosport and Fiesta models, TRW is bringing clear cost and environmental benefits to automakers in South America,” said Peter Lake, executive vice president, sales and business development. “All other major steering manufacturers are importing electric steering systems, and local supply of these systems brings distinct cost advantages.”

Manufacturing the electric steering systems means following requirements for reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.

TRW offers two electrically powered steering solutions which include a mounted column drive unit and a belt drive. 

 Moises Bucci, president of South America, TRW Automotive, said: “The launch of electric steering in South America continues our efforts to bring all of TRW’s highly sophisticated product offerings to Braziland the wider South America region. As part of locating EPS here, we continue to build an efficient and well-developed supply base to deliver cost improvements –– essential to competitiveness and customer service.”

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