Kautex´s 1st Development & Validation Center in China

November 27, 2012

Opening shows strong commitment to China and Asia

Guangzhou, China. On November 27, 2012 automotive supplier Kautex Textron celebrates the opening of its first Development & Validation Center (DVC) in China with guests from the local government and from all over the world. The Center is located in Kautex´s plant in Guangzhou. Firstly, the decision for a DVC is to have a higher customer focus: to develop and test products closer to the automotive manufacturers and to be more flexible. Also "China is and will be very important in Kautex´s growth strategy. This DVC is a clear commitment to the Chinese and to the Asian market," said Vicente Perez-Lucerga, President & CEO of Kautex.

The DVC, established in 2012, develops, test and validates the plas-tic fuel tanks for different Chinese and other Asian automotive manufacturers. It is part of the Kautex Plant in Guangzhou and employs ten people. "The location is perfect since it is directly connected to the serial production. This allows an easy knowledge transfer and much quicker reaction to customer needs," explained Wayne Shen, Vice President Operations Asia.

The Grand Opening Ceremony in Guangzhou allowed Kautex to introduce the DVC to the media and also thank the officials and em-ployees who helped to build and set up the new division. Kautex be-lieves that the DVC will further strengthen the confidence of its customers in China in their well-known high quality and innovative products.

About Kautex Textron GmbH & Co. KG
Kautex, a subsidiary of Textron Inc., is rated among the Top 100 Automotive Suppliers worldwide. The company is a leading global supplier of plastic fuel tank systems, clear vision systems, blow-molded ducting, fluid reservoirs and other components. Kautex oper-ates in 15 countries with 5,400 employees. For more information please see the website www.kautex.com.

About Textron Inc.
Textron Inc. is a multi-industry company that leverages its global network of aircraft, defense, industrial and finance businesses to provide customers with innovative solutions and services. Textron is known around the world for its powerful brands such as Bell Helicopter, Cessna Aircraft Company, Jacobsen, Kautex, Lycoming, E-Z-GO, Greenlee, and Textron Systems. More information is available at www.textron.com.

Contacts

Andrea Stöckert
Sr. Specialist Communications
Email: Andrea.Stoeckert@kautex.textron.com
Phone: +49 2 28 / 488-1003
Fax: +49 2 28 / 488-999-1003

Sophia Steinberger
Specialist Communications
Email: Sophia.Steinberger@kautex.textron.com
Phone: +49 2 28 / 488-1004
Fax: +49 2 28 / 488-999-1004

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