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Makers of engines & parts target upscale vehicles

Companies are enhancing product quality and management systems to penetrate high-end segments further.




  • Upmarket shift: China suppliers of engines and parts are moving toward the high-end segment to gain better margins. Recent releases for the aftermarket cater to upscale vehicles such as those of Volkswagen and Porsche.
  • Greater durability: To meet the requirements of high-performance cars, more makers are adopting aluminum alloys in the 3000 series. The materials generally have good strength and corrosion resistance.
  • Increased OE business: Besides expanding their aftermarket reach, many enterprises intend to boost sales to vehicle assemblers, which are considered a more stable source of income. In line with this, several are investing in quality management systems compliant with ISO/TS 16949 guidelines.
  • Price forecast: Quotes are expected to climb 5 to 10 percent in the months ahead. Makers attribute the adjustments to the rising value of the yuan against the US dollar and the double-digit increase in labor costs starting January 2012.
  • Export outlook: Several suppliers are anticipating Eastern Europe and the Asia-Pacific region to account for more than 60 percent of overseas sales this year.



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CATIC Fujian Co. Ltd (Auto Parts)
Model: Piston
Description: Piston; 109 aluminum alloy; tin plating; for Hino engines


CME Auto Co. Ltd
Model: KP39A-0009 038252019J
Description: Turbocharger; aluminum alloy; polished or nickel-plated finish; for passenger cars

 Engine timing kit

Ningbo Aopec Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd
Model: TK-FDT305-A
Description: Engine timing kit; for Ford truck engines

 Engine fan

Ningbo Beilun Shidandi Machinery Co. Ltd
Model: SDDQ21
Description: Engine fan; die-cast ADC12, ADC10 or A380 aluminum alloy

 Throttle body

Shanghai Auzone Auto Parts Mfg Co. Ltd
Model: Throttle body/030 133 064F
Description: Throttle body; 44mm bore; for SEAT, Škoda and Volkswagen engines


Shinesea International Auto Parts Co. Ltd
Model: 48 IDF
Description: Carburetor; for dual-port Volkswagen and Porsche engines

Note: This article "Makers of engines & parts target upscale vehicles" was originally published by Global Sources, a leading business-to-business media company and a primary facilitator of trade with China manufacturers and India suppliers, providing essential sourcing information to volume buyers through our e-magazines, trade shows and industry research.

All price quotes in this report are in US dollars unless otherwise specified. FOB prices were provided by the companies interviewed only as reference prices at the time of interview and may have changed.

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