Canadian Manufacturing

Toronto-based auto supplier sells Tennesee plant

The plant makes blow-moulded, co-extruded and injection moulded fuel tanks and fuel transfer systems



TORONTO—Toronto based global automotive parts manufacturing company ABC Group Inc., has sold its ABC Group Fuel Systems Inc. subsidiary in Gallatin, Tenn.

The plant, which makes blow-moulded, co-extruded and injection moulded fuel tanks and transfer systems, was bought by Rongshi International Holding Company Ltd. for an undisclosed amount.

Rongshi is owned by a Chinese state-owned investment holding company, SDIC.

“This acquisition is part of our strategy to support our customers on global programs,” according to Mr. Liu Xuewu, the General Manager of Rongshi. “Over the past few years automotive OEMs have been moving to global platforms and we have been working with ABC to support our customers in North America. This acquisition will allow Rongshi to fully realize its potential as a global supplier of automotive fuel systems.”

“The sale of ABC’s fuel business was part of our global strategic plan to support our evolving international operations and six other expanding business units while continuing to meet our customers’ needs,” said ABC Group Chairman and CEO, Helga Schmidt.

ABC Group Inc. is a top tier one automotive parts supplier which began in 1974 with a single manufacturing facility in Canada. It has grown to become a global manufacturing enterprise that employs approximately 5,200 people and has manufacturing facilities across Canada, the U.S. and internationally.

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