Amsted Automotive opens manufacturing facility to supply automakers in Asian market

March 20, 2024

The new facility has the capacity to produce one million controllable one-way clutches per year (Courtesy Amsted Automotive)
The new facility has the capacity to produce one million controllable one-way clutches per year (Courtesy Amsted Automotive)

Amsted Automotive has opened a new manufacturing facility in Nanjing, China, expanding the company’s global footprint of automotive supply manufacturing to twenty-two facilities located in North America, Europe and Asia.

This new facility will operate as Means Nanjing Automotive Components Ltd., and will manufacture efficiency-enhancing driveline solutions for vehicles assembled in the Asian market. The new facility has capacity to produce one million controllable one-way clutches per year and will commence production in the third quarter of 2024.

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“Means Nanjing Automotive Components Ltd. provides our customers in the region better access to Amsted Automotive technology and excellence in manufacturing,” stated Jeremy Holt, President Amsted Automotive. “It will have the flexibility to produce products for a range of conventional, EV and HEV propulsion systems to support global automakers as market preferences and demand changes.”

Amsted Automotive was recently awarded Gold in the ‘Electric Vehicles – Overall Vehicle Technology of the Year’ category in the 2024 Automotive and Transportation Merit Awards. The award was in recognition of the company’s Dynamic Controllable Clutch (DCC), an electro-mechanical eAxle Disconnect System designed for electric vehicles. The DCC incorporates a Powder Metallurgy notch plate and pocket plate.

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