China - The two companies have announced the formation of a joint venture (JV) to produce and sell exhaust emission control systems for commercial vehicles. These will be made at a new plant in Yulin, which is located in southern China.

"As the market leader for commercial vehicle emission control technologies in Europe and North America, it is clear to us that we can bring this expertise to Asia," said Thomas Waldhier, COO of Eberspaecher Exhaust Technology. "With China Yuchai as our strong partner, the foundation is being laid to achieve a leading position in Asia as well."

The plant will cover an area of 12,000 sq.m and will create around 250 jobs. It is set to be up and running by the end of 2019. The companies expect to make 160,000 exhaust emission control systems at the facility during the first full year of operation.

The systems that will be made at the plant will help commercial vehicle manufacturers to meet China VI emissions standards, which is the equivalent of Euro 6 standards and EPA 10.

While Eberspacher and Yuchai are looking to make diesel commercial vehicles cleaner, many passenger vehicle carmakers are turning to electrification as they hope to bolster their future in China.