U.S. automotive supplier SRG Global Inc. said Oct. 23 it is opening its second plant in China, an injection molding, plating and painting facility in the Chinese car production hub of Hubei province.
SRG, based in Warren, Mich., said the 250,000-square-foot facility will open in early 2016 in east-central Hubei, joining an existing SRG facility in Suzhou, outside Shanghai.
In a statement, the company said that in addition to injection molding, the new plant will include a “fully automated, leading-edge” plating line with Chrome III technology, painting and assembly operations.
The Hubei plant will be SRG's 14th operation globally and employ 350, the company said.
Wuhan, the capital city of Hubei, is home to Dongfeng Motor Corp., one of China's largest car makers and joint venture partner for many global automakers in the country.
“This second facility demonstrates our strong commitment to customers in the region, and that we will deliver the highest quality products to meet their expanding production needs,” said SRG President and CEO Dave Prater.