ArvinMeritor enters joint venture with China’s First Auto Works

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ArvinMeritor announced the formation of a joint venture with First Auto Works (FAW) Sihuan Axle Brake Group of Changchun, China.

The joint venture, announced on May 31, expands ArvinMeritor’s capacity to produce commercial vehicle foundation air brakes, specifically air disc brakes and automatic slack adjusters. Approved by both companies’ boards, the formation now is pending standard governmental approvals.

The formation will allow the venture to open a new manufacturing facility in the Changchun area later this year. At the new facility, 90,000 brakes will be made annually when nominal production levels are reached.