LAS VEGAS — Vehicle component producers Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst G.m.b.H. & Co. K.G. and Shanghai Baolong Automotive Group have formed a joint venture, BH SENS, that combines their respective tire pressure monitoring systems businesses into a new entity.
Employing more than 650 people in product development and manufacturing in North America, China and Europe, BH SENS is considered one of the worlds' largest suppliers of OE and Aftermarket TPMS products, the partners said.
Financial details are not being disclosed.
BH SENS will continue to work with original equipment manufacturers to create OE TPM systems for vehicle manufacturers around the world as well as to the automotive aftermarket under the IntelliSens Universal-brand TPMS sensor program.
All BH SENS aftermarket products are manufactured on OE approved manufacturing lines and qualified and validated to the same exacting OE standards, the joint-venture partners said.
IntelliSens sensors are fully updatable and programmable, they said, and the program covers SKUs for over 150 million vehicles in operation in North America.
Additionally, BH SENS will provide direct-fit replacement parts at the OE level and OE-quality TPMS sensors to the independent aftermarket.
"BH SENS will continue to bring our OE heritage and quality to the aftermarket," Tony Davenport, global vice president of aftermarket, said.
"We have a premium quality, innovative and extensive product range that is continuously being tweaked based on the ever-changing market changes — we want to make everything about TPMS easier and safer for service providers, wholesalers, and all of our customers," he added.