BEIJING – When Todd Fortner became president and part-owner of Changshu Automotive Interior Parts a decade ago, the Chinese supplier’s customer base mainly was domestic automakers such as Chery and Geely. Now, CAIP, as the company near Shanghai is known, counts Volkswagen, General Motors and Ford among its clients. “China has gone from the Rock Age to the Space Age in a matter of only 10 or so years,” says Fortner, who was sales director at a Visteon joint venture in ...

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