Faurecia partners with BAIC in China for seating business

Jul 27, 2020   Tier Suppliers

Faurecia and BAIC, one of China’s largest automotive manufacturers, announced the establishment of a new 50-50 joint venture in China. This partnership will be created through Faurecia’s purchase of the 50% shareholding of Beijing BAI DAS Automotive System Co., Ltd. from DAS Corporation. The transaction will be completed once regulatory approvals are obtained in China.

The new joint venture between BAIC and Faurecia will provide complete seat assembly, seat frames, foams and headrests initially for BAIC Hyundai and BAIC- owned brands. Headquartered in Beijing, the joint venture has 500 employees and 4 plants in Beijing, Chongqing, Huanghua and Xiangtan.

 

"The joint venture represents a great opportunity for Faurecia to strengthen its partnership with BAIC in China, and Hyundai-Kia globally and will support our profitable growth strategy in China," said Eelco Spoelder, Faurecia Seating EVP.

 

"As a Tier 1 supplier, Faurecia is a global leading expert in automotive seating. Our new joint venture will deepen the cooperation between BAIC and Faurecia and will create synergies, while at the same time, strengthening and accelerating international cooperation and strategic implementation for both partners," said Wang Jianhui, BoD Secretary and Investment & Planning Responsible of BAIC Motor.

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