April 20, 2009 / 6:50 AM / 10 years ago

BMW, Brilliance Auto to build second China plant

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - BMW (BMWG.DE), the world’s largest premium car maker, and China’s Brilliance Auto, will build a second manufacturing plant in the country, a senior official of the Chinese automaker said on Monday. Yufei Wan, the chief of Brilliance Auto’s international trade unit, also said the two companies planned to increase capacity to 75,000 to 80,000 units by the second half of next year, up from 30,000 now.

Brilliance Auto is the parent of Brilliance China Automotive Holdings (1114.HK).

Reporting by Fang Yan and Jacqueline Wong

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