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
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
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.