VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP — Visteon Corporation announced that its automotive climate joint venture in China, FAWER Visteon Climate Control Systems (FVCC), has opened a plant in Chengdu, in southwest China, to produce aluminum radiators for vehicle manufacturers.
The new plant is a wholly owned subsidiary of FVCC, a joint venture of Visteon Corporation and FAWER Automotive Parts Company Ltd. The facility will support the FAW-Volkswagen manufacturing base in Chengdu, as well as other automakers in southwest China.
“This marks Visteon’s first climate manufacturing facility in Chengdu,” said Visteon product group president Joy Greenway. “This strategic location reinforces our ability to support domestic and global automakers in China, the largest automotive market.”
Located in the FAWER Industrial Park in Chengdu, Sichuan province, the new facility specializes in manufacturing mechanically assembled aluminum radiators. The 39,800 square foot plant is expected to have an annual production capacity of 500,000 units by 2013.
Since the establishment of its first facility in Changchun in 1995, which was expanded in 2011, FVCC has grown into a leading automotive climate components supplier in China. Drawing on its manufacturing capability and localized design services, it now supplies brazed and mechanical aluminum radiators, heating ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC) and charge air coolers to a wide range of automakers in China and for export markets.