Hangzhou, Zhejiang - Lear Chang’an (Hangzhou) Automotive Seating, a joint venture between Lear and China's automotive maker Chang'an, is to start full operation of a 170,000 seat/year plant in Hangzhou, Zhejiang in March 2015.
The facilities are located at the Qianjin Industrial Park of Dajiangdong Industrial Cluster in Hangzhou, 15km from the city's airport and close to both highway and port area. Seats produced there will be used in two upper-mid-end models of automotive maker Chang'an Ford Hangzhou makes at the same industrial park.
The plant, with 200 employees, is expected to have RMB700m ($111m) annual production value when in operation, according to Gao Changheng, general manager of Lear Chang'an.
The company also has plans to increase its capacity to 300,000 seats/year over the next two to three years and to 500,000 in five, "to match Chang'an Ford's expansion projects," said Changheng.
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