01 July 2014 – Global Steering Systems Co. Ltd., Changshu, China
We are pleased to announce the start of mass production in our newly constructed and recently capitalized facility in Changshu, China for the production of safety critical steering components and assemblies. The official opening ceremony for the building was conducted on October 30, 2014 with participation by major customers, suppliers, employees, government officials and investors. This is the first global expansion for GSS but it will soon be followed by similar Greenfield start-ups in South America and Europe to accommodate rapidly expanding customer requirements.
The Changshu operations will be serving multiple customers requiring high torque systems in their vehicle applications. The sophisticated technology of GSS provides a best in class performance in the vehicle’s steering system. We are excited and enthusiastic with the opportunity to serve this fastest growing automotive market in the world. The Changshu operation is already in the second phase of capitalization to support an ever expanding backlog of new requirements for this region. GSS is a market focused and technology driven company with a full service capability to support steering applications around the world.