Visteon Plans to Open Air Fuel Charge Assembly Facility In South Africa – Brief Article
Visteon Corp. said that it plans to open a new facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, which will produce air fuel charge assemblies for the Ford Rocam engine. The plant will produce air fuel charge assemblies that comprise a plastic intake manifold, throttle body, fuel rail, injectors, control systems sensors, and a wiring harness, Ford said. The facility will employ up to 50 people to support planned production volumes.
“Visteon’s new Port Elizabeth assembly plant is an example of our commitment to meeting the needs of our customers,” said Tom Burke, Vice President of Visteon’s European Operations. “This operation is an important expansion of our modularity strategy.” Visteon began construction in November 2000 and the manufacturing team took occupation of the plant in early April 2001.
Tooling and machinery are expected to be installed and operational by late September, with pre-production assembly and testing scheduled to take place during the fourth quarter 2001.
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