The Chinese subsidiary of Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., Hitachi Powdered Metals (Dongguan) Co., Ltd. (HPMD), is to expand production capacity through construction of a new factory at its existing site in Guangdong.
The Chinese auto market is expected to grow by 10% per annum, states the company, and the new facility is in direct response to the increased demand from this market. Production is planned to commence at the new factory in autumn 2012.
HPMD manufactures Powder Metallurgy products for the Hitachi Chemical Group and has technical expertise in the automobile and construction machinery sectors. In addition to products currently manufactured at the site, the production of sintered bearings, which are seeing increasing demand in China, is to commence.
Hitachi Chemical Group has powder metal product manufacturing locations in Japan, China, the US, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia and India (to commence operation in April 2013).
Posted by: Paul Whittaker, Editor ipmd.net, [email protected]