Other Parts

Exploitation is acute in the manufacture of car parts that do not require capital-intensive, heavy-industry infrastructure. The sewing of interior cushions and floor mats is underway in factories adjacent to some of the Uyghur Region’s most repressive internment camps, such as the Lop County #4 Education and Training Center internment camp where the notorious photo of Uyghurs in matching blue jumpsuits, fenced in and surrounded by armed guards, was taken. Companies carrying out the manufacture of these parts are deeply linked to global markets, involving parts import/export as well as vehicle trade.  

The auto parts manufacturing sector is rapidly expanding in the Uyghur Region. In the process of conducting this study, we researched a total of over 100 companies operating in the Uyghur Region or potentially engaged in labor transfers of minoritized citizens of the XUAR that are relevant to the automotive industry. We reviewed at least twenty more companies that had subsidiaries in the Uyghur Region. The automotive parts manufacturing sector in the region is vast and rapidly expanding. Many of the car parts manufacturers we identified have only begun operations in the last year or two or are just now constructing their plants. Thus, the companies have little to no presence online and their hiring practices and other rights protections cannot yet be assessed. The automotive industry should pay attention to this expansion in the Uyghur Region and be alert to exposures to forced labor.

The list below includes all of the companies we identified that did not fall into one of the other sectors described in depth in the report. Their customers are unknown.

Parts manufacturer