Global automotive supplier Yanfeng Automotive Interiors will establish a new manufacturing facility in Belvidere, Ill., the company announced Oct. 5.
The plant will supply the nearby FCA US assembly plant with interior cockpit components including instrument panels for the Jeep Cherokee. It is scheduled to open in 2017.
The project represents new capital investment of $28.1 million, according to a Yanfeng news release, and will include 400 new jobs.
Established in 2015 and headquartered in Shanghai, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors is a joint venture between Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems Co. Ltd., and Johnson Controls Inc.