Vitesco Technologies, previously known as Continental Power Division, has recently inaugurated an R&D center in Tianjin, China. The brand-new facility is expected to serve the Asia-Pacific region with hybrid and electrified powertrain technologies to meet the rapidly growing e-mobility market. The new research and development (R&D) center has a gross floor area of 9,000 square meters and provides space for around 500 employees. Vitesco Technologies has recently celebrated the listing to the Frankfurt Stock Exchange.
Vitesco Technologies in Tianjin
In Tianjin, Vitesco Technologies will develop and test battery, motor and electronic control systems for battery electric, full hybrid and 48 V mild hybrid vehicles. The portfolio includes high-voltage drive systems, high-voltage control systems, high-voltage battery management systems, electrified 48 V drive systems and 48 V battery systems. The R&D center is located at the Vitesco Technologies Tianjin manufacturing site, which has been there for 26 years. Since 2019, the plant has been producing fully integrated electric axle drives (EMR3) for various customers. The R&D center will work closely with on-site production to optimize resources, increase efficiency and ensure customer satisfaction with high quality. Initial R&D projects for local OEMs are already underway, which aim to make mobility more convenient and sustainable for everyone.
«Tianjin is one of our most important locations in China, the world’s largest automotive market. With this new research and development center, we are expanding our capacities precisely where we expect the greatest growth in e-mobility», emphasized Andreas Wolf, CEO of Vitesco Technologies.
«Our new R&D center will be an important hub for us in the Asia-Pacific region», added Changsong Yu, general manager of the Electrification Technology Business Unit in Asia. «We are unlocking great growth potential for the electrification business across the region and driving the transformation towards e-mobility with local resources in terms of research, development, production and marketing».