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GKN Driveline Plans New Production Facility In China

European automotive supplier will build a 144,000 sq. ft. plant with an annual production capacity of more than 1,000,000 driveshafts.

BEIJING -- GKN Driveline plans to open a major new production facility in Wuhan, China, next year.

Haixiang Wang, business development director for GKN Group-China, said the company will build a 144,000-square-foot plant scheduled to open during the first half of 2009.

Speaking at recent press briefings in Beijing, Wang said the Shanghai GKN (SDS) facility in Wuhan initially will supply driveshafts for Dongfeng and Dongfeng's joint-venture programs with Honda and Citroen.
 
Expected to provide more than 600 jobs, the plant will have an annual production capacity of more than 1,000,000 driveshafts.
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