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Chinese EV demand drives new factory for Japan wire maker

SWCC aims to nearly double sales of auto wiring harnesses, shifts to aluminum

Electric vehicles at the 2021 Auto Shanghai show. Electrics use more wiring harnesses than gasoline-fueled cars.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japanese wire manufacturer SWCC Showa Holdings will ramp up production of automotive wiring harnesses to meet demand from auto parts makers in China's growing electric-vehicle market.

The company recently started up a plant in China's Zhejiang Province that more than doubles its production capacity for the components.

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