Toyoda Gosei opens new weatherstrips plant in China

Toyoda Gosei opens new weatherstrips plant in China

Toyoda Gosei Co. group company Hubei Toyoda Gosei Zheng Ao Rubber and Plastic Sealing Technology (TG Zheng Ao), which produces weatherstrips, door weatherstrips and glass runs, has moved to a new and larger plant in Shiyan, Hubei, China.

TG Zheng Ao became a Toyoda Gosei Group affiliate when the group invested in Hubei Rock, an independent supplier of weatherstrips (automobile door and window sealing products) in Central China, in December 2018. Later, to handle the growing sales of weatherstrips in the same region, the previous plant was moved to a neighbouring industrial park and expanded in June 2021. It also improved productivity at the plant by adopting a more efficient production layout.

*TG Zheng Ao and its predecessor Hubei Rock have a history of providing weatherstrips to Dongfeng Motor Corporation (one of China’s “Big Three” automakers) and other automakers, and it has become a core location for business expansion of the Toyoda Gosei Group in the Chinese interior.

Toyoda Gosei President Toru Koyama, participating in the opening ceremony online, said “With the establishment of this new plant we can meet our customers’ needs for production increases in central China. We hope to make a greater contribution to the regional economy through growth of the business as a company rooted in the community.”

It has expanded its space to 60,000 sq m and plant area to 34,000 sq m, after the move.