Federal-Mogul Powertrain has announced the opening of Federal-Mogul (Anqing) Powder Metallurgy Co., Ltd, a new joint venture manufacturing facility that will produce valve seats and guides in Anqing, China. The new facility enables the company to further expand its production footprint in China in order to support domestic engine manufacturers with products that provide improved fuel efficiency and enable reduced emissions. Federal-Mogul Powertrain will hold the majority share in the new joint venture.
“Federal-Mogul Powertrain develops and delivers innovative technologies that meet specific regulatory and market requirements, helping our customers to improve fuel economy, reduce emissions and enhance vehicle performance,” stated Olaf Weidlich, General Manager, Valve Seats and Guides, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. “China is one of our key markets, and our expanded valve seat and guide footprint here will further strengthen our capability to serve global customers, as well as regional Asian customers.”
The new 10,000m2 facility is located in the industrial park at the Anqing Development Zone in Anhui. The investment supports the production of state of the art valve seats and guides that deliver superior wear-resistance for turbocharged/non-turbocharged gasoline engines, heavy-duty/industrial engines with/without exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), as well as other complex engine applications.
“The Anqing joint venture facility will manufacture a range of global-leading Federal-Mogul Powertrain patented powder metal technologies. Building on extensive technical experience in developing products and processes, the new operation provides solutions for the evolving needs of our customers,” stated Steven Krause, Director of Operations, East Asia, Federal-Mogul Powertrain. “We are pleased to have worked closely with the Anqing municipal government and our joint venture partner Anhui Huanxin Group on this project and look forward to being the supplier of choice in the region.”