Nexteer breaks ground on new manufacturing plant in Liuzhou
Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017
Nexteer Automotive, a leader in Intuitive Motion Control, broke ground on an Electric Power Steering (EPS) manufacturing plant in Liuzhou, China today. Mr. An Wei, Deputy Mayor of Liuzhou Municipal Government and Nexteer Asia-Pacific executives attended the groundbreaking ceremony.

Li Jun, Vice President and Asia-Pacific COO of Nexteer Automotive said during the groundbreaking ceremony, "Nexteer's new Liuzhou Plant will become another significant part of our global manufacturing network, bolstering our momentum in serving our Asia-Pacific customers. With our new plant operation, Nexteer strives to be an industry leader in smart, green manufacturing by leveraging lean production and Industry 4.0 methods to continuously improve efficiency, product quality and customer value."

Nexteer begins construction by the end of 2017 and expects the new plant to be completed by October 2018. Nexteer's plant will encompass 11,884 square meters and will house about 500 employees. With this new facility, Nexteer plans to expand the company's manufacturing capabilities, as well as meet growing demands of perfect-quality EPS products in China and the Asia-Pacific markets.

In 2017, Nexteer's existing Liuzhou plant successfully launched and implemented Digital Trace™ Manufacturing (DTM) as part of the company's global manufacturing operation system. DTM streamlines and connects thousands of data points throughout the manufacturing and product design lifecycle. Nexteer's industry-leading system also uses tools such as digital dashboards, real-time Kanban system, operator-face-recognition system and pre-warning system based on connectivity. Consequently, Nexteer's Liuzhou team achieved improvements in production safety, delivery, quality and management. Design, construction and operation of the new plant will follow the principals of energy-saving, environmental-friendly and intelligent systems, building upon experiences from the current manufacturing operation system to lead the industry toward an advanced manufacturing era.


Nexteer Automotive - A Leader in Intuitive Motion Control - is a multi-billion-dollar global steering and driveline business delivering electric and hydraulic power steering systems, steering columns, driveline systems as well as advanced driver assist systems (ADAS) and autonomous technologies for original equipment manufacturers. The company's global workforce of over 13,000 serves more than 50 customers in every major region of the world. The company has 25 manufacturing plants, 3 regional engineering centers and 13 customer service centers strategically located in North and South America, Europe and Asia. Nexteer Automotive's customers include BMW, Fiat Chrysler, Ford, GM, PSA Groupe, Toyota, VW, as well as automakers in India and China. 

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