Spanish supplier Grupo Antolin established a joint venture in Shanghai with local automotive electronics company Naen Auto Technology.
Under an agreement signed this month, the partnership will develop electronic control units for vehicle interiors and exteriors supplied by Antolin.
The joint venture’s first contract will supply a door control unit for a new full-electric utility vehicle developed by Volvo and its Chinese parent, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, Antolin said, without identifying the vehicle.
The new company will also supply global automakers including BMW, General Motors, Toyota and Honda, the supplier added.
Additional information on the joint venture was not available.
Antolin, a global supplier of vehicle interiors, created an electronic systems business unit in early 2020 to diversify into automotive electronics.
Naen, incorporated in Shanghai in 2006, mainly supplies one-button start systems, smart air conditioners, vehicle body control units and head-up display systems for Chinese automakers.