Conti opens new test center in cooperation with CATARC

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Conti announced on July 8 that it had officially opened its new test facility in Yancheng, China, which supports the testing and validation of Continental safety products and systems, such as electronic and hydraulic brake systems, ADAS, and tires, in cooperation with the China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATARC). The new facility covers an area of 2,500m² and is home to offices and testing workshops.

Frank Jourdan, member of the executive board of Continental and president of the chassis and safety division, said, “The opening of the test center in Yancheng reflects Continental’s long-term commitment to the Chinese market through developing local products and providing Chinese customers with cutting-edge technologies and R&D capabilities.

“In addition, we are very happy to cooperate with CATARC so that the new test center will also bring the most advanced safety technologies to China. It is our goal to meet local market demands, as well as help to enhance China’s road safety consciousness and support the realization of ‘Vision Zero’.”

July 12, 2016

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