Fast Growing Market Expansion
Our global network of engineering and production facilities helps position Tenneco to win new business and capitalize on the growing production volumes in the world’s fastest-growing markets. In 2011, we continued to strategically expand our manufacturing and engineering capabilities in emerging markets including the BRIC countries as well as Thailand. Over the past two years in China, we have opened five new facilities and relocated and expanded two other sites. In Thailand, we completed the buyout of our emissions control joint venture, while in India, we began relocating and consolidating several EC and RC operations to a new facility in Chakan. In Eastern Europe, growth-driven expansion included the announcement of a new just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing facility in Hungary, as well as a new emissions control plant to be built in the Czech Republic.
In addition to supporting domestic growth in specific markets, OE customers are increasingly looking for suppliers with the engineering, manufacturing and sourcing capabilities to support global platforms—vehicles produced on two or more continents. One such example is the Ford Focus, a global compact car manufactured in five countries, which Tenneco supports from 11 manufacturing facilities around the world.