GM breaks ground for advanced tech center in Shanghai

  • 29-Jul-2010 01:48 EDT

“As a global technology leader and the global industry leader in China, GM is committed to working with the Chinese government, industry partners, and the academic community in the development of tomorrow’s vehicles,” said Kevin Wale, President and Managing Director of the GM China Group. "By joining forces, we can accelerate the arrival of sustainable transportation and remove the motor vehicle from the environmental equation."

As part of the completion of its corporate campus, which opened in 2009, General Motors broke ground recently for the GM China Advanced Technical Center. The new facility, which will be adjacent to the GM China International Operations and GM China headquarters in Shanghai, will develop advanced vehicle designs and technology solutions on a domestic and global basis. It will be part of GM’s global engineering and design network. The GM China Advanced Technical Center will include 62 test labs and 9 research labs. It will be home to four key research and design organizations. Construction of the tech center is expected to be completed by the end of 2011. Within five years, it is expected to have more than 300 employees, including designers, researchers, engineers, and technicians. The new facility will complement GM’s engineering and product development partnerships in China, including the Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center in Shanghai and the China Automotive Energy Research Center in Beijing.

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