Affinia Establishing New Brake Facility in Mexico

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Juarez Location Newest Element in Expanding Global Footprint

Our new Juarez facility will join a growing roster of worldwide Affinia locations that are assuring our customers of high quality, competitive products.

As part of its transformation plan, Affinia Group Inc., a global leader in the on- and off-highway replacement parts and services industry, is establishing a brake production and distribution facility in Juarez, Mexico. The new 200,000-square-foot location will be a flexible facility, initially focused on brake shoes and other brake components previously manufactured in the U.S.

The announcement of the new Juarez facility comes in the wake of recent announcements by Affinia to acquire 85 percent of one of the world's largest drum and rotor manufacturing companies located in China and a 50/50 joint venture greenfield friction facility in India. Affinia currently has manufacturing and distribution facilities in the U.S., Canada, China, India, South America and Europe, as well as several other locations in Mexico.

"We are continuing the implementation of our strategic plan for transforming Affinia into a truly global manufacturing and distribution organization," said Terry R. McCormack, President and CEO of Affinia. "Our new Juarez facility will join a growing roster of worldwide Affinia locations that are assuring our customers of high quality, competitive products."

The Juarez facility is located within the America Industries-Kimco Juarez Industrial Park. The 200,000-square-foot building is designed for expansion of up to more than 270,000 square feet if needed. Affinia anticipates beginning production in the fourth quarter of this year with full production capabilities by the second quarter of 2009.

Affinia Group Inc. is a global leader in the on- and off-highway replacement products and services industry. In North America the Affinia family of brands includes WIX® filters, Raybestos®, AIMCO® and BrakePro® brake products, and McQuay-Norris® and Spicer® Chassis parts. South American and European brands include Nakata®, Filtron®, Urba® and Quinton Hazell®. For more information, visit

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