AGC to build new plant in China
Glazing specialist AGC has announced its decision to establish a new production plant at AGC Automotive Suzhou in China for the purpose of producing large 3D/complex-shaped cover glass for in-car-mounted screens and displays.
Commercial sales will begin in 2022 for several vehicle models whose orders have already been secured.
Together with the two existing plants in Japan, the establishment of this new plant marks AGC's third production facility, thereby will enable the company to provide high-quality glass on a global level.
AGC also plans to establish a new development centre specialising in new design and high functionality at its Keihin Plant in Japan in order to realise a system able to flexibly adapt to upcoming changes in cockpit design.
AGC's car-mounted display cover glass has been adopted for more than 70 vehicle models including the Audi A8 and Lexus RX, with total shipments expected to reach 20m units by September 2019.