Vitesco Technologies has inaugurated its new research and development center in Tianjin, China. From there, the company, a top player supplier of advanced powertrain technologies and e-mobility solutions, will increasingly 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 have a gross floor area of 9,000 square meters and provides space for around 500 employees.
«Tianjin – said Andreas Wolf, CEO of Vitesco Technologies – 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».
Headquartered in Regensburg, Germany, in Tianjin Vitesco Technologies develops 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. In addition, the R&D center has a versatile laboratory for testing and validation.
The research and development 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, including PSA or Hyundai.