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ArvinMeritor, Inc. has announced the formation of a 50-50 joint venture between its Light Vehicle Systems (LVS) business group and DongWon Precision Industrial Co., Ltd., Asan-si, Chungnam, Korea. The joint venture, named AD Tech Co., Ltd., will initially supply diesel particulate filters to light vehicle manufacturers in Korea. It will also produce related exhaust system components.

DongWon posted $62 million in sales during fiscal year 2004. Mufflers are the main item produced by DongWon. In 2003, the company established an R&D center for exhaust system research and development.