Ficosa International, a Spanish supplier of automotive mirrors, parking brakes, gearshifts and cables, opened a plant in the Chinese city of Shenyang to supply automakers in the north of the country.
The plant, Ficosa's third factory in China, will mainly produce rearview mirrors and parking brakes for BMW Group, Brilliance China Automotive Holdings, Great Wall Motor Co. and BAIC Motor Corp.
The plant, covering an area of 10,000 square meters, will employ 400 people over the next four years.
Ficosa also plans to open a new factory in southern China by 2017, although it has not disclosed its location.
The company has plants in Taicang and the China municipality of Chongqing. After entering China in 2002, Ficosa says its annual sales growth has topped 20 percent.
Ficosa, headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, has 8,700 employees in 18 countries, including 1,000 in China.