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July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE: CYD) ("China Yuchai" or the "Company"), announced today that its main operating subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited ("GYMCL"), has entered into an equity transfer agreement to restructure the ownership of its joint venture company - Yuchai Remanufacturing Services (Suzhou) Co., Ltd. ("YRC").
Pursuant to the agreement, Caterpillar (
China) Investment Co., Ltd. ("Caterpillar") will transfer its entire 49% equity ownership in YRC to GYMCL, bringing GYMCL's equity ownership to 100%. As a result, YRC will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of GYMCL. No financial terms are disclosed, as the total consideration is nominal to China Yuchai's balance sheet. The transaction is subject to approval by the Suzhou Bureau of Commerce.
YRC was established in
China to provide remanufacturing services for GYMCL's diesel engines and components as well as selected Caterpillar diesel engines and components. Incorporated in
April 2010, YRC began operations in 2011.
Benefitting from Caterpillar's expertise, YRC has developed high-quality standards and critical management processes. Both parties have agreed that it is now an appropriate time for GYMCL to assume control of YRC as there are significant advantages from the integration of the remanufacturing business with GYMCL's manufacturing operations. Caterpillar has agreed to continue to provide technical support to YRC and to further enhance awareness of the advantages of remanufacturing within
China. Both parties will continue to maintain a mutually beneficial working relationship as a result of their partnership in YRC over the past few years.
Weng Ming Hoh, President of China Yuchai, commented, "We look forward to further developing the remanufacturing business as we believe that it provides a sustainable long-term solution to the increasing concerns over environmental pollution in
China. Remanufacturing is beneficial to our customers and is an additional service we can offer. We believe that our engine operations and now wholly-owned remanufacturing subsidiary will be able to generate greater synergy and create more value for GYMCL's engine users."
About China Yuchai International
China Yuchai International Limited, through its subsidiary, Guangxi Yuchai Machinery Company Limited ("GYMCL"), engages in the manufacture, assembly, and sale of a wide variety of light-, medium- and heavy-duty engines for trucks, buses, passenger vehicles, construction equipment, marine and agriculture applications in
China. GYMCL also produces diesel power generators. The engines produced by GYMCL range from diesel to natural gas and hybrid engines. Through its regional sales offices and authorized customer service centers, the Company distributes its engines directly to auto OEMs and retailers and provides maintenance and retrofitting services throughout
China. Founded in 1951, GYMCL has established a reputable brand name, strong research and development team and significant market share in
China with high-quality products and reliable after-sales support. In 2013, GYMCL sold 500,756 engines and is recognized as a leading manufacturer and distributor of engines in
China. For more information, please visit