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Federal-Mogul Opens Asia Pacific HQ, Technical Center in Shanghai


7/20/2010

The facility houses approximately 300 employees including engineering, sales, purchasing and other administrative activities, as well as powertrain dynamometers, vehicle and braking test cells, and an array of laboratory equipment required to develop and test new technology.
 
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. — Federal-Mogul Corp. celebrated the grand opening of its 9,000-square-meter, state-of-the-art Asia Pacific Headquarters and Technical Center in Shanghai, China, to serve the growing and dynamic Chinese automotive industry.

The facility houses approximately 300 employees including engineering, sales, purchasing and other administrative activities, as well as powertrain dynamometers, vehicle and braking test cells, and an array of laboratory equipment required to develop and test new technology.

“China is and will continue to be a strategic market for the automotive industry and for Federal-Mogul,” said President and Chief Executive Officer Jose Maria Alapont. “Our new Asia Pacific Headquarters and Technical Center will enable us to increase technical support to powertrain and vehicle customers, offering on-site advanced technology development and product engineering in addition to state-of-the-art testing. Federal-Mogul's significant investment in this region will ensure we grow our capability to provide leading technology and innovation for local and export markets.”

The Technical Center, which Federal-Mogul constructed in one of China's rapidly growing industrial centers, is one of the company’s 18 globally networked engineering and technical centers, enabling the company to create value for its customers through innovative technology that achieves product leadership at a competitive cost.

The facility’s engineers will develop advanced technology and product engineering and will conduct a variety of tests on powertrains and vehicle products and components for customer programs. Federal-Mogul’s global technical center network is focused around leading product and process competencies, working interdependently on many customer powertrain programs and vehicle platforms.














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