Kawasaki Heavy Industries in Japan will unite with Kwang Yang Motor Company in Taiwan to produce a line of Kawasaki general-purpose gasoline engines. The new plant will be constructed in the Changzhou National Hi-Tech District and go online in January 2010.
The plant will have an initial annual capacity of 200,000 two- and four-stroke single-cylinder units. The company plans to graduate to an annual output of 1 million units by 2015.
Since November, Kawasaki began consigning production of its general-purpose engines to Changzhou Kwang Hsing Precise Machine, a Chinese subsidiary of KYMCO.