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Daimler AG Plans More Auto Parts Sourcing from China

2008-10-21    Source:english.chinabuses.com

DAIMLER AG plans to increase its sourcing of automotive components from China by nearly eight-fold within four years as it expanded production to meet growing market demand.


The world's second-largest luxury car maker will buy 22 billion yuan (US$3.25 billion) worth of car components in China, up from the 2.8 billion yuan for this year, the company said in a statement yesterday.


The sourcing will also be shared by Daimler's domestic partner, Beijing Automotive Holdings Ltd, including its passenger car and commercial vehicle subsidiaries.


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