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Kautex Textron opens Chongqing fuel tank plant

December 10, 2012

CHONGQING, CHINA (Dec. 10, 2:55 p.m. ET) — Kautex Textron GmbH has opened a plant in Chongqing — its fourth facility in China — to produce plastic fuel tanks for automakers.

The facility will start with one production line and 28 employees, with plans to grow to four lines with 150 employees.

Kautex also has opened its first validation center, in Guangzhou, to test plastic fuel tanks for Chinese and Asian automakers. The test facility, which is part of a larger Kautex plant, employs 10 people.

Kautex, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., makes fuel tanks, blow molded ducts, fluid reservoirs and other components. It has 5,400 employees in 15 countries, and is headquartered in Bonn, Germany.