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Yanfeng Automotive Interiors announces new facility in Belvidere, Illinois to support FCA US

The new plant, opening in 2017, is expected to bring $28.1 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 400 new jobs.

Belvidere, IL, USA –

Yanfeng Automotive Interiors, the world's largest supplier of automotive interior components, is establishing a new manufacturing facility in Belvidere, Ill., to support FCA US LLC. The new plant, opening in 2017, is expected to bring $28.1 million of new capital investment and lead to the creation of 400 new jobs.

The company will supply interior cockpit components to the Jeep® Cherokee, which will be built at the FCA US Belvidere assembly plant.

"We are pleased to be a part of the Belvidere community and support FCA in the production of the Jeep Cherokee," said Nathan Bowen, vice president and general manager, Americas, Yanfeng Automotive Interiors. "The opening of this facility further demonstrates our commitment to supporting our customers."

"Illinois has the best location and the best people in the country," Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner said. "Yanfeng's new investment confirms that by choosing Illinois to grow its local supply chain and create 400 new jobs. We are working every day to reform our government and political systems to improve Illinois' business climate to allow us to grow and create even more jobs. I thank Yanfeng Automotive Interiors for their continued commitment to Illinois."

Open positions for the new Belvidere facility will be posted at http://careers.yfai.com/jobs.  

About Yanfeng:

Yanfeng is a leading global automotive supplier, focusing on interior, exterior, seating, cockpit electronics, and passive safety, and is exploring new business actively. Yanfeng has more than 240 locations and approximately 55,000 employees worldwide. The technical team of 4,200 experts is in 8 R&D centers and other regional offices, with complete capabilities including engineering and software development, styling, and test validation. Focusing on Smart Cabin and lightweight technology, Yanfeng supports automakers to explore future mobility and provide leading cabin solutions.