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UFI to build new €25m hybrid and EV components plant

UFI Filters Group is investing around €25 million into the development of a new plant that will produce advanced filtration systems and thermal management products for hybrid and electric vehicles.

This new production site will be located in the Yangtze Delta region of Shanghai and will be the group’s seventh in China and the 20th worldwide.

UFI claims its will be the first “Green Technologies” plant in China. Production of the hybrid and EV components will begin next year.

Simone Trazzi, APAC COO of UFI Filters Group said the new 36,000 square metre site “will support the development of the new energy vehicles products that represent the future of transportation for both the passenger and commercial vehicles, in the most important and dynamic automotive market of the world, China.”

He added: “Our facilities will produce advanced filtration systems and thermal management applications for new energy vehicles starting in 2023.

“Additionally, we will have a new state-of-the-art research and development laboratory centre for our new systems and products. I am sure that this will be the most technologically advanced plant.”