Praxair China has signed a new contract to supply liquid nitrogen to Chery Automobile Co., Ltd.

Chery is one of the leading automobile manufacturers in China and a developer of an independent Chinese-branded vehicle.

The major exporter of Chinese cars will use the liquid nitrogen from Praxair during the heat treating process for the manufacture of automotive parts, at its plant in Wuhu, in Anhui province.

With its independent intellectual properties, Chery places great importance on technical solutions related to supply.

Prior to this new contract, Praxair China supplied industrial gases to Wuhu Bonaire Automotive Electrical Systems Co., Ltd, an affiliate company of Chery, and to Tower Automotive (Wuhu) Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Tower and Chery in China.

David Chow, President of Praxair China said, “Praxair is proud to support the growth and development of Chery with our quality products and technical strength.”

He added, “It is also a good opportunity for Praxair to expand its contribution to the rapidly growing market for Chinese-branded automobiles.”