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Shift to electric cars speeds restructuring of parts industry

Japanese automotive bearings maker to consolidate output in Thailand

Nachi-Fujikoshi plans to move production of general-purpose bearings to Thailand from Japan and Taiwan. (Source photo by Takaki Kashiwabara)

TOKYO -- The rapid advance of motor vehicle electrification is spurring parts makers to transform their own operations.

Nachi-Fujikoshi, a big Japanese manufacturer of automotive bearings, will move production of general-purpose bearings from Toyama, Japan, and Taiwan to Thailand in response to falling demand for conventional automotive parts.

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