European and US suppliers in China (Part 2): Central, North and Southwest China

Autoliv, Bosch, Delphi, Honeywell, Johnson Controls, MAHLE, Visteon, ZF and others



This report is the second part of the trend report on key European and U.S. parts suppliers in China. This report summarizes their business activities in central (Hubei and Hunan Provinces), northern (in the area around Beijing City) and southwestern (Chongqing City and Sichuan Province) regions in China between the end of 2013 and mid-January 2015. The summary on business activities in the area around Shanghai City and Eastern China, which is not covered in this report, is available in the Part 1 report.

Summary of activities

New companies/
plants start operations
Central China
(Hubei Province)
Antolin/Visteon (interior parts), Guardian (plastic parts ), Honeywell (turbochargers), Knorr-Bremse (braking systems for commercial vehicles), Mahle (engine components) and ZF (steering systems)
South China
(Guangdong Province)
Gestamp (steel stamping parts)
North China
(Beijing City, Tianjin City and Hebei Province)
Autoliv (airbags for Great Wall Motor), Delphi (wire harnesses), Hella (lighting systems) and ZF (chassis systems)
Southwest China
(Chongqing City and Sichuan Province)
Johnson Controls (batteries) and ThyssenKrupp (springs and stabilizers)
Northwest China
(Shaanxi Province)
Eaton (transmissions for commercial vehicles) and Eberspaecher (exhaust gas after-treatment systems for commercial vehicles)
Northeast China
(Liaoning Province)
MAHLE Behr (car air-conditioning modules) and Visteon (interior parts)
Enhancement of production capacity/addition of products for production North China
(Shandong Province)
Federal-Mogul (engine pistons) and TrelleborgVibracoustic (engine mounts and other parts)
Southwest China
(Chongqing City and Sichuan Province)
GKN (drive shafts), Johnson Controls (automotive seats) and Plastic Omnium (exterior parts)
Northwest China
(Shaanxi Province)
TRW (airbag inflators)
Enhancement of technical center Central China
(Hubei Province)
Cummins (engine development)
Business reorganization and cooperation Central China
(Hubei and Hunan Provinces)
Bosch (jointly develops CVTs with local company) and Getrag (jointly develops DCTs at its JV)
North China
(Hebei Province)
Eaton (forms an alliance with Great Wall Motor)
Northeast China
(Jilin Province)
Johnson Controls to transfer stake in Chinese JV to Visteon

Related Reports:
European and US suppliers in China (Part 1): Shanghai, Jiangsu, eastern China (Jan. 2015)
Japanese suppliers in China (Part 2): Northern, Northeastern & Southern regions (Mar. 2014)
Japanese suppliers in China (Part 1): Eastern and Central China (Mar. 2014)