Sweden-based Trelleborg has inaugurated its new research and development center in Shanghai.
The new center offers state-of-the-art technology relating primarily to noise and vibration-damping brake solutions for passenger vehicles.
"It is with high confidence in the future that we inaugurate the new R&D center today. The automotive industry is expanding in China and consequently, it is important for Trelleborg to be present where our customers are," said Jim Law, business area president for Trelleborg Automotive. "Each car model requires a specific solution and the R&D center enables us to offer customized testing options and consultation for our customers in China."
The new facility is located in Shanghai's Xinzhuang Industral Park.
"Here, there are more opportunities for our innovative braking shims and there is a strong demand for local support in research and development," added Law. "The new R&D center has high-tech equipment that facilitates controlled testing of brake and engine noise. For example, simulation of brake noise can be conducted here under various driving conditions and at temperatures varying from -30° to +45°C. The R&D center also has a laser scanner that facilitates measuring of vibration levels for various engine components."