BELLEVUE, WA-Truck manufacturer PACCAR Inc. is opening a new office in Shanghai, China, to focus on purchasing production parts for worldwide operations, as well as the sale of PACCAR powertrain components to customers in Asia.

"The Shanghai office will complement PACCAR's existing sales office in Beijing, which has been providing excellent customer support for 15 years,” says Tom Lundahl, PACCAR vice president of purchasing. “The rapid development of the highway network in China has generated demand for high-quality, reliable commercial vehicles. The Shanghai office will enable PACCAR to increase its participation in this exciting and important market.