The new facility is the company's first outside of North America and will be manufacturing wheel end seals to serve the domestic China commercial vehicle market.
"The Stemco Suzhou plant is an important part of our long-term strategy to better serve customers such as CIMC, Meritor, Hendrickson and FUWA, to name a few," says Jon Cox, president of Stemco. "A local presence enables us to both manufacture our seals with the same high quality standards as we do in North America and deliver our products quickly to our customers in China."
Stemco, an EnPro Industries company, will share the 45,000-square-foot. plant with GGB, an EnPro company that produces metal-polymer plain bearings. The joint plant will operate under the auspices of EnPro China, a shared services organization.