Japanese suppliers in China (Part 2): South/Central/Southwest regions

Suppliers increase production capacities, construct new plants, and enhance R&D functions



 This report summarizes activities of Japanese parts suppliers in south, central, southwest regions in China during the nine months from January 2015 to early October 2015.

 In Guangdong Province, Japanese suppliers are expanding their production capacities at existing plants and establishing new companies as well as strengthening technical development centers. In Chongqing, Hubei Province, suppliers are enhancing their production facilities and establishing new companies as demand is expected to grow in the inland. Activities in Guangdong Province also include transfer of production of some products to Japan, following a weaker yen and rising labor costs in China.

South China
South China
Central and Southwest China
Central and Southwest China
Boost production capacity
(* Also produce new product)
Add production line and equipment Guangdong Province: Asahitec, Usui Kokusai Sangyo, H-One, JSP,
  and Nittan Valve
Hubei Province: H-One*, Kotobukiya Fronte (new plant in Dalian City), and Faltec*
Region yet to be disclosed: Nishikawa Rubber*
Expand building Hubei Province: Yorozu*
Establish new company/construct plant/start operations at plant Guangdong Province: Showa Denko (second plant, joint venture)
Hubei Province: NTN (third plant, joint venture), Calsonic Kansei,
  JSP (new plant also in Jilin Province), Tachi-S, and Yusei
Chongqing City: Nifco and Hitachi Automotive Systems
Strengthen technical development center (* Also develop new product) Guangdong Province: Kasai Kogyo* and G-Tekt*
Transfer production outside China Guangdong Province: Clarion

Japanese Supplier Reports:
* Japanese suppliers in China (Part 1): East/North/Northeast (Nov. 2015)
* Thailand (Sep. 2015)
* Europe (Aug. 2015)
* Mexico (Jun. 2015), Mexico and Brazil (Jul. 2015)
* Southeast Asia (May 2015), the U.S. (Mar. 2015)
* India (Nov. 2014)

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