APPLETON - Pierce Manufacturing of Appleton has reached an agreement with FAW Bus and Coach Co., Ltd. of China.
Pierce, which is part of the Fire & Emergency division of Oshkosh Corporation, will manufacture truck bodies and crane mounted rescue bodies in the U.S.
Those items will then be exported to China where they'll be mounted on FAW chassis and marketed in China.
The agreement between the companies was announced at the China Fire Show in Beijing.
"This is an important milestone for both companies, and we are proud to work together with FAW to better serve China's long-term fire protection needs," said Jim Johnson, Oshkosh Corporation executive vice president and president, Fire & Emergency.
In addition to the jointly produced trucks with FAW, Pierce will also export to China its complete U.S. manufactured custom fire trucks built on Pierce custom chassis.
Oshkosh Fire & Emergency has been a part of the Chinese market since the 1980s, providing airport rescue and fire fighting vehicles, snow removal equipment, and fire protection products.
"In China, we are committed to the same level of excellence, and we believe our strategic agreement with FAW Bus and Coach Company strengthens this objective," said Johnson.
It is not clear how many vehicles the agreement supports.
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