Johnson Controls has established a joint venture with Binzhou Bohai Piston to construct a new $200M automotive battery manufacturing plant in China.
To be located in Binzhou, Shandong Province, the new facility will be the company’s fourth battery manufacturing plant in the country.
Once operational, the unit will be able to manufacture 7.5M batteries annually.
Johnson Controls’ president for Asia Pacific region Trent Nevill said: "Johnson Controls remains committed to serving our customers wherever they are in the world with investments such as this manufacturing plant and joint venture, which brings our leading technologies and global best practices to China."
Construction of the new plant is anticipated to commence in 2017, with production starting two years later. The unit will employ 650 people at its full capacity.
* Data provided by Timetric's Construction Intelligence Center.