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TRW Opens Plant in Slovakia to Support Electric Steering Systems Growth

PRNewswire-FirstCall
NOVE MESTO, Slovakia
(NYSE:TRW)
Dec 13, 2007

NOVE MESTO, Slovakia, Dec. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) today announced the opening of a new, technologically advanced manufacturing plant in Slovakia to support its position as a leader in the growing electric steering systems global market.

TRW Automotive offers an extensive portfolio of electrically assisted steering products including its full electric column-drive and belt-drive systems, and its electrically powered hydraulic systems (EPHS). These systems provide steering assist only when needed, thus reducing fuel consumption and C02 emissions.

The new steering systems site will produce precision motors for electrically assisted steering systems, located in Nove Mesto nad Vahom. It replaces an existing plant in Slovakia and will employ 450 people at the 3,000 square meter site. It is expected to be fully operational in March of 2008.

The facility increases capacity from the current two million units per year and is expected to produce over three million motor units annually to support TRW electric steering systems for growing automotive customer demand across Europe and Asia.

Steve Lunn, executive vice president and chief operating officer, TRW Automotive, said: "This new facility enables us to continue to provide our outstanding quality products with a more efficient cost base to support our global steering systems customers. The new site in Nove Mesto nad Vahom will supply precision brushless motor technology across our full range of electric steering systems."

Plant manager, Chris Moorhouse, added: "This new facility is a state-of- the-art manufacturing site with the very latest machinery and technology, including six-axis robots, vision recognition systems and in-process precision CNC machining centers. We have been fortunate to have secured an excellent, highly skilled workforce, and are confident that this plant will make a continuing contribution to the Slovakian and regional economies and become yet another building block in the economic success story here in Slovakia."

About TRW

With 2006 sales of $13.1 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 28 countries and employs approximately 63,800 people worldwide. TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. All references to "TRW Automotive", "TRW" or the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated. TRW Automotive news is available on the internet at http://www.trw.com/ .

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains statements that are not statements of historical fact, but instead are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those contained in forward-looking statements made in this release. Such risks, uncertainties and other important factors which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those contained in our forward-looking statements are set forth in our Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006 (the "10-K") and on Form 10-Q for the quarters ended March 30, June 29, and September 28, 2007, and include: production cuts or restructuring by our major customers; work stoppages or other labor issues at the facilities of our customers or suppliers; non- performance by, or insolvency of, our suppliers and customers, which may be exacerbated by bankruptcies and other pressures within the automotive industry; the inability of our suppliers to deliver products at the scheduled rate and disruptions arising in connection therewith; interest rate risk arising from our variable rate indebtedness; loss of market share by domestic vehicle manufacturers; efforts by our customers to consolidate their supply base; severe inflationary pressures impacting the market for commodities; escalating pricing pressures from our customers; our dependence on our largest customers; fluctuations in foreign exchange rates; our substantial leverage; product liability and warranty and recall claims and efforts by customers to alter terms and conditions concerning warranty and recall participation; limitations on flexibility in operating our business contained in our debt agreements; the possibility that our owners' interests will conflict with ours and other risks and uncertainties set forth under "Risk Factors" in the 10-K and in our other SEC filings. We do not intend or assume any obligation to update any of these forward-looking statements.

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SOURCE: TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.

CONTACT: Manley Ford of TRW Automotive, +1-734-855-2616, John Wilkerson
of TRW Automotive-North America, +1-734-855-3864, Lynette Jackson of TRW
Automotive-Europe, + 44.121.506.5315

Web site: http://www.trwauto.com/


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