Freudenberg Vilene Filter (Chengdu) Co Ltd, a joint venture established last March by Freudenberg Filtration Technologies and Japan Vilene Co Ltd, will produce engine air intake filters and cabin air filters for the Chinese automotive industry and serve as a logistics and service centre for industrial filtration components and systems.
The 12 000 sq m manufacturing site is situated at Xindu Industrial Park in Chengdu. Sixty employees will be working at the new site by the end of 2013.
“This is an important step. Together we will deliver state-of-the-art filtration technology to the growing automotive industry in Chengdu with companies like Volkswagen and Geely Volvo,” said Dr Joerg Sievert, a member of the Freudenberg Filtration Technologies management board and chairman of the Freudenberg Filter China board.
“The project from the ground breaking to start of production took only seven months and I am very pleased to inform that we had no accidents during the construction phase,” said Jianmin Lion Li, general manager of Freudenberg Vilene Filter (Chengdu) Co Ltd.
Freudenberg Filtration Technologies already has plants in Changchun and Suzhou and started its first production site in China in 1998.