Changshu, China – ContiTech AG’s mobile fluid systems business has opened a second production hall at ContiTech China Rubber & Plastics Technology’s current manufacturing facility in Changshu, the company announced on 21 April.
With an investment of €7.8 million the new production hall covers a total area of 6,000 square metres and has an additional 1,500-sq.-metres space on its second floor.
The mobile fluid system business unit has been producing turbocharger hoses and heating/cooling hoses in China since the establishment of ContiTech China Rubber & Plastics Technology Ltd. in 2010.
“With the increasing ratio of vehicle engines adopting turbochargers in past years, existing production output cannot fulfil customers’ demands,” said Torsten Laufer, general manager of Changshu plant.
“We [have therefore] doubled our production capacity to better meet local and international market needs,” he added.
The new production hall is equipped with “advanced” new extrusion lines as well as new auto-calves.
The first production hall mainly produces heating/cooling hoses, and the second hall produces turbocharger hoses.