China

Deals/Contracts/Partnerships

  • 1

    ABB and pulp and paper producer Asia Symbol China reinforce long-standing relationship with expansion of ABB Ability Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to cover new production line.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 2

    JAGGAER is working with Suntech Power. JAGGAER users in Suntech’s purchasing department currently buy from more than 2,000 suppliers. Already Suntech saw savings of US$ 1.6M by sourcing with JAGGAER. It has enlarged the scope of sourcing via JAGGAER to a

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

EIIR Provider Solutions/Capabalities

  • 1

    Industrial Software Firm Semi Tech Bags $80M in Financing It is firs Industrial Software Firm in China focusing on Industrial Software. The firm divides systems into three categories. The production management series based on MES (manufacturing execution system) includes EAP (equipment automation program), RMS (recipe management system), RTD (real-time dispatch), APC (advanced process control) and FDC (fault detection and classification). The second category, quality management, covers SPC (statistical process control) and YMS (yield management solution). The third category, logistics management, includes WMS (warehouse management system) and mobile.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 2

    KPIT expanded its local tech center in China.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

  • 3

    Dornier Consulting supports the German-Chinese cooperation network SGEC (Sino-German Electric Mobility Innovation and Support Center) in the area of battery electric mobility and charging infrastructure.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 4

    Accenture and Envision Partner to Help Clients Accelerate Transition to Net-Zero

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 5

    ALTEN acquires Expert Global Group and augments its presence in India. It has abou 1000 people and $14 million revenue in 2020

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 6

    Rockwell Automation and Cytiva collaborate to accelerate automation platforms in the biopharmaceutical industry

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 7

    EDAG China opens new test center for E/E components and modules for EVs in Shanghai. The following tests and validations will be carried out: High Voltage system performance, High Voltage and Low Voltage function validation, as well as testing during char

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 8

    ITK Engineering opened an office in the Chinese mega-city of Wuxi near Shanghai.Initially focusing on the automotive sector, this branch office’s activities will first center on system development, electric vehicle verification and validation, and highly

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 9

    ARRK Engineering opens new office in Shanghai

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 10

    dSPACE Strengthens Its Presence in China by Moving Closer to Its Customers

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 11

    FEV, Ibeo and LiangDao announced their cooperation to bundle competencies, providing OEM customers worldwide with access to a full-range of solutions for Level 3 and 4 automated driving (AD) and advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS).

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 12

    Cognizant to acquire ESG Mobility, automotive engineering subsidiary of ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH. It augments Cognizant’s presence in automotive engineering industry with 1000 people and top 8 out of top 10 OEMs as customer. Also it augments Cognizant’s engineering delivery presence in Germany and China along with US.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 13

    Kalmar outsources part of its crane engineering operations in China to Etteplan – Etteplan opens its ninth office in China to Taicang.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

EIIR Buyer GIC/R&D Best Practices/Solutions

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    AstraZeneca is rapidly expanding its research & development (R&D) capacity in China. This covers areas such as oncology, respiratory conditions, immunology and rare diseases as well as cardiovascular, renal and metabolic disorders. The head count at the center has grown by 21 percent.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    Airbus to establish R&D centre in Suzhou.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    Apple has reportedly set up its first research and development centre in China in Beiing with the initial investment of $15 million. The centre will have nearly 500 employees focusing on developing computers, softwares, audio and video devices as well as other consumer electronics.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 4

    CATL, Chengdu city team up on battery swapping, energy storage, R&D.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    China?s Sinopec has launched the country?s largest carbon capture, treatment and storage (CCUS) facility in eastern China and plans to build two more similar-sized plants by 2025.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 6

    Daikin is to spend $230m on a new domestic air conditioning factory in Huizhou City, Guangdong Province and starts building a further R&D centre in Suzhou.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 7

    GAC Mitsubishi inaugurates new R&D center in Shanghai. Hardware facility of the new R&D center not only can satisfy the testing and validation demands for every phase of the company's in-house product development, but also can undertake the testing tasks from other companies.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 8

    China?s auto parts supplier Joyson Electronics? auto safety arm, Joyson Safety Systems, has started the construction of its new industrial base in Hefei, Anhui province. The base is Joyson Safety Systems' third R&D center and seventh smart factory in China.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

  • 9

    BeiGene Announces Launch of Bioisland Innovation Center in Guangzhou, China to enable scientists and entrepreneurs to accelerate development of highly differentiated, cutting-edge medical innovations.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

  • 10

    Rumors alleged that chip manufacturer Texas Instruments has dismissed its Shanghai-based research and development team responsible for microcontroller (MCU), a small computer system, and moved the business to India.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

  • 11

    Mushiny, a world-leading provider of warehouse automation solutions and robot maker to this end, announced the establishment of its first global R&D center in Jiangbei New District, Nanjing, Jiangsu province.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

  • 12

    SVOLT Establishes Shanghai R&D Center to Support Intelligent Manufacturing Development.The firm plans for the center to provide R&D support for BMS software and hardware, industrial software, controller hardware of intelligent equipment, AI algorithms, integrated design of lighthouse factories and more.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 13

    Collins Aerospace expands MRO capacity in China and Malaysia

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 14

    Beroni Group, an Australia-based diversified biopharmaceutical enterprise to build a new R&D centre in the Zhuhai National High-TechIndustrial Development Zone in China. Beroni aspires to build a state-of- the-artfacility with new preclinical research labs, manufacturing process development labs, and a GMP pilot manufacturing plant. It will help the Company develop new drugs and medicines to cater for the vast needs of the Chinese market.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 15

    Huawei first announced its new Digital Power business unit last summer, aimed at developing low-carbon systems for various market segments, including data centers and electric vehicles. Huawei announcing that it will spend roughly $632 million to build the unit?s new headquarters and R&D center in Shenzhen

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 16

    Tesla is planning to build its new design center in Beijing later this year. It opened its new R&D center in Shanghai next to the factory last year.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 17

    Mercedes-Benz has opened a research and development (R&D) center in Shanghai. The center, its second R&D facility in China, will work in tech fields such as connectivity, automated driving and big data.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 18

    Daimler strengthens R&D footprint in China with new Tech Center in Beijing

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 19

    Hyundai opens new digital R&D centre in China. The new facility is expected to help increase collaboration with local Chinese technology companies.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 20

    Mercedes doubles down on China with R&D push. New tech center in Beijing will have 1,000 engineers

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 21

    Tesla opens first overseas vehicle R&D centre in Shanghai. The enter will further promote Tesla's localisation process in China and will carry out R&D work for vehicles, charging equipment and energy products.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 22

    Vitesco Technologies has commissioned a new research and development centre in Tianjin, China. The focus of the new facility is on the development and testing of electrified drive systems – especially for the Asia-Pacific region.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 23

    Huawei, Haier, and China Mobile Announced 5G Implementation Breakthroughs for Smart Manufacturing

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 24

    Pony.ai, a global leading autonomous driving technology company, announced that it has established a research and development center in Shenzhen, its fifth R&D site globally.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 25

    Sinopec has initiated China's first megaton carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) project. The Project is estimated to reduce carbon emissions by 1 million tons per year. Sinopec will establish a carbon capture, utilization, and storage R&D cen

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 26

    Central Asia's leading home appliance and electronics manufacturer Artel, expands its R&D center in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. It is also exploring R&D centers in Turkey and China.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 27

    Porsche is expanding its presence in Asia with a research and development center in Shanghai, China, and a production site in Malaysia.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 28

    Sungrow, the global leading inverter solution supplier for renewables, opened R&D Center in Nanjing, China. The center focuses on the R&D in smart technologies, big data, software integration, etc.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 29

    Continental AG, NXP and GAC join hands to create intelligent connected products for China market.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 30

    Diageo to set up an R&D centre in Shanghai. It will primarily support the China market.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 31

    Ericsson will shut its R&D centre in Nanjing, one of five research centres in China, and transfer 630 employees to Finnish software provider TietoEVRY, which agreed to hire the staff.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 32

    Kemira opens its new APAC R&D center in Pujiang Town, Shanghai, China, to meet rapidly growing market demand and accelerate efforts to develop renewable, biodegradable and recycleable products in the Asian region.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 33

    CrystecPharma Launches New R&D Center in China

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 34

    Hyundai Elevator has build a smart campus in Shanghai, China, including smart factory, test tower, R&D center, and customer care center.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 35

    PPG Opens China Application Innovation Center in Zhangjiagang

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 36

    Fonterra opens revamped application centre in Guangzhou in an effort to support its growing foodservice business in southern China.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 37

    MAHLE launches its new Electronics and Mechatronics Development Center in the city of Changshu in China

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 38

    Continental and the Chinese hydrogen specialist Censtar H2-Electricity Science & Technology intend to expand their strategic cooperation for the Chinese market aimed at developing dispensing hose solutions for hydrogen refueling stations.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 39

    Nidec revs up EV motor growth with Chinese R&D center near Shanghai. It plans to boost R&D workforce from 170 to 250 to meet China demand.

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 40

    OnePlus and Oppo are integrating parts of their research and development within OPLUS to maximise resources

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 41

    Amazon to make devices in Chennai, cut China sourcing

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 42

    Baidu Introduces World’s First Multi-Modal Autonomous Driving MaaS Platform in Guangzhou. Utilizing a fleet of Robotaxis and Robobuses along with three other model types of autonomous vehicles, this initiative will allow local users to order smart transport services on demand.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 43

    BOSAL, a leading European supplier of emission control system for automotive, is opening a new plant and R&D center in Shanghai, China.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 44

    Clariant opens catalyst China R&D centre in Shanghai

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 45

    LG Chem concluded an investment MOU for the establishment of the Tech Center at Wuxi of Jiangsu Province, China. LG Chem will expand its specialized customer support organization for addressing the pain points of customers. The purpose of this is to provide up-close support on customized technology in need by local customers globally.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 46

    Li Auto also announced the establishment of a new research and development center in Shanghai, which will be dedicated to developing cutting-edge electric vehicle technologies, including high-voltage platforms, ultra-fast charging technologies, autonomous driving technologies, next-generation intelligent cockpits. The new center has already started recruiting, and expects to ultimately house over 2,000 staff in the future.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 47

    Syngenta to build $230-million R&D center in China. Center at Nanjing will cover advanced research areas across the agriculture value chain.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 48

    The World’s First 5G Indoor Positioning — Verified by China Mobile Suzhou and Huawei

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 49

    Vivo’s Xian R&D center is opened with 200 people. Its focus is on camera related technologies.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 50

    Volkswagen AG: Five plants in Germany Czech and China now produce MEB-Based EVs with total capacity of 900,000 cars per year. In 2022 three more plants will come up in Germany and US.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 51

    AstraZeneca to base new R&D center in Jing’an, China.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 52

    Huawei plans to build a chip plant in Shanghai without using American technology. The fabrication facility is expected to start with the manufacture of low-end 45nm chips, and later 28nm and 20nm chips.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    In China, Rio Tinto is set to invest $ 13 million with the world’s largest steel producer China Baowu Steel Group over the next two years, to reduce emissions from China’s iron and steel making process.This will go into establishing a research and development (R&D) center, which will initially work to develop lower carbon ore preparation processes.It will involve creating two ore preparation pilot plants, one to use biomass and the other exploring using microwave technology.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    SANY create cutting-edge R&D facility in China which will accommodate 5000 people.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Volkswagen inaugurates R&D center for e-mobility in China. It plans for a step-by-step expansion of local R&D competence in the localization of MEB-based derivatives.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    Volvo moves electric motor development in-house with opening for powertrain center in China.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

Other News

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    A hub for emerging industries in Nansha district in Guangzhou has set its sights on a futuristic new industry?the metaverse.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    Chinese firm Duofu Group's aviation unit has acquired Italian helicopter firm Fama on Tuesday, while revealing a 5 billion yuan-investment plan to build a complete aviation industrial chain covering research and development to production to sales and operation.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    Chinese Carmaker Geely Acquires Smartphone Brand Meizu.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 4

    Stellantis Implements Asset-light Approach to Grow Jeep Brand in China and Negotiates Termination of Local Joint Venture with GAC Group

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 5

    LG Electronics to Relocate Factory from China to Indonesia

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    KK Wind Solutions to acquire Vestas? converter & controls business and associated manufacturing sites located in Denmark, India and China. The transaction will enable KKWS to extend its global footprint and become the world?s leading converter manufacturer for Wind.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

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    TikTok?s parent company, ByteDance acquired one of China?s largest private hospital chains ? Amcare Healthcare - for $1.5B!

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2022

  • 8

    Germany?s Merck to Invest USD82 Million to Build Semiconductor Plant in China

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2022

  • 9

    Stellantis Plans to Take Majority Share in Joint Venture with GAC in China

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 10

    Completion of 25% stake disposal.

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 11

    BlackBerry and Marelli Expand Collaboration in China Region to Power Next Generation Cockpit Technology

    Q1(Jan-Feb-Mar), 2022

  • 12

    Covestro plans to build a new plant for polyurethane elastomer systems in Shanghai amid rising global demand, especially in Asia Pacific

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 13

    Diageo has announced it has broken ground on a $75 million whisky distillery in Eryuan County, China. The new distillery will produce Diageo’s first China-origin single malt whisky.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Adient ends Yanfeng Adient Seating joint venture with partner Yanfeng Automotive Trim Systems. The completed transactions will enable Adient to drive its strategy in China independently.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 15

    Danfoss partners with Zhenjiang Shipyard to accelerate the electrification of China’s marine industry

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 16

    Agilent Announces Target Enrichment Manufacturing Facility in China

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

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    Chinese tourist destination Zhangjiajie – a city in the southern province of Hunan – has been designated “the world’s first scenic spot metaverse research and development (R&D) centre”. The scenic area was made famous around the world by the movie “Avatar

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 18

    Porsche Ventures has invested in the technology company iMaker, China's leading provider of virtual influencers and digital ecosystems.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 19

    Alstom’s driverless airport APM enters service at Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 20

    China’s first fully automated and driverless elevated monorail provided by Alstom’s Chinese joint venture enters service in Wuhu

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 21

    ExxonMobil to invest in petrochemical complex in China

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 22

    Germany-based KION Group, a multinational manufacturer of materials-handling equipment, has opened a new forklift truck plant in Jinan as part of its Growing in China initiative.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 23

    Huawei is apparently planning to build a new fab manufacturing plant in China. The new site will be built in partnership with SMIC (Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp) and will cost tens of billions of dollars.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2021

  • 24

    China Unveils its First Retractable 3D Printed Bridge in Shanghai.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 25

    Volvo Cars is planning to buy out parent company Zhejiang Geely Holding and free itself of its Chinese joint venture.

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 26

    Geely Auto Invests in Leading Automotive Intelligence Technology Solutions Provider ECARX

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 27

    Volkswagen Group China builds battery system factory in Anhui to strengthen BEV value chain

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 28

    Continental Strengthens Software Expertise with New Development Center in China

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 29

    GM Invests $300 Million in Momenta to Deliver Next-Generation Self-Driving Technologies in China

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 30

    Panasonic Launches New Factory for IAQ*1 Devices in Shunde, China to Enhance Production of Energy Recovery Ventilator Systems

    Q3(Jul-Aug-Sep), 2021

  • 31

    Panasonic Realizes Its First Zero CO2 Factory*1 in China

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 32

    CATL and GWM sign 10-year strategic cooperation agreement

    Q2(Apr-May-Jun), 2021

  • 33

    Chinese hospitals deploy AI to help diagnose Covid-19. Software that reads CT lung scans had been used primarily to detect cancer. Now it’s retooled to look for signs of pneumonia caused by coronavirus.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 34

    Faurecia officially launches its new Seating joint venture with BAIC in China

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 35

    Hyundai Motor Group Advances Hydrogen Strategy with New Fuel Cell System Plant in Guangzhou

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 36

    Hyundai Motor Group Breaks Ground on First Overseas Fuel Cell System Plant in Guangzhou

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 37

    Hyundai Motor Group Advances Hydrogen Strategy with New Fuel Cell System Plant in Guangzhou

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 38

    Nokia and CMCC trial AI-powered radio access on live 5G network

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 39

    Tesla China’s Dedicated R&D Center Suggests $25K Car Will Become Reality.

    Q1(Jan-feb-Mar), 2021

  • 40

    China Express receives another Comac ARJ21 aircraft

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 41

    China Southern chooses Safran’s Cassiopée Alpha flight data analysis solution

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 42

    Fonterra sells dairy plants in China for $369 Million.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 43

    Huawei reportedly sells its Honor phone division for $15 billion. Buyer is a consortium which includes Shenzen Government.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 44

    Nine Apple units shifted to India from China during Covid period.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 45

    Nokia enables China Mobile with enterprise IoT connectivity globally.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 46

    Pratt & Whitney Welcomes China Airlines to GTF MRO Network

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 47

    Scania is taking an important step in its strategy to grow in China by establishing a wholly-owned truck production facility in Rugao in Jiangsu Province.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 48

    Tesla invests $6.4m in new plant in China to build Electric Car Chargers.

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

  • 49

    What has changed in semiconductor industry in the last one year? Comparing revenue break of TSMC Q3 20 vs Q3 19 across technology, product and geo. Three major points. 1. Less than 7nm share grew from 27% to 43%. 2. HPC share grew from 29% to 37%. (More cloud?). Also automotive declining. 3. China share grew to 22% from 20%. (Hoarding before sanctions?)

    Q4(Oct-Nov-Dec), 2020

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    ARRK Engineering has opened a new office in Shanghai.

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    BBAC chooses painting technology from Dürr for new plant in China.

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    BMW Brilliance Automotive doubles production capacity for high-voltage batteries in China

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    Bosch and Weichai Power havve successfully increased the efficiency of Weichai diesel engine for heavy commercial vehicles up to 50 percent, thus setting a new global benchmark. Currently, thermal efficiency for truck engines averages around 46 percent.

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    Daimler to sell its factory in France which produces small cars as it optimizes its manufacturing footprint. These cars will now be produced in China by Geely.

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    Desay SV Automotive is one step closer to becoming a Level-4 player in the autonomous vehicle (AV) industry, with the launch of its third-generation Intelligent Processing Unit (IPU-03). Powered by NVIDIA‘s Drive AGX Xavier Platform, the IPU-03 will enable Xpeng Motors of China to achieve Level 3 autonomous driving capability in the company’s latest and future car model launches.

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  • 7

    General Motors announced its technology rollout plan for electrification, intelligent driving and connectivity in China. In electrification, more than 40% of GM’s new launches in China in the next five years will be electrified models. They will all be manufactured in China, with almost all parts coming from local suppliers. It will also accelerate the development of China-specific solutions for intelligent connected vehicle.

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  • 8

    Grupo Antolin has inaugurated a new Innovation Center in Shanghai (China) that will strengthen its R & D and technological development capabilities. The center has an advanced electronics laboratory and 100 people will work there.

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  • 9

    Honda forms connected car research venture with China’s Neusoft.

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  • 10

    Magna has signed an agreement to acquire majority ownership of Honglizhixin (HLZX), a leading seat supplier to Chinese automakers. It will strengthen Magna’s competitiveness through increased vertical integration, additional 10 manufacturing sites, and full engineering and testing. The majority of HLZX’s plants are also vertically integrated with just-in-time seat assembly and delivery, structures, foam, and trim capabilities that enable an optimal sourcing solution for automakers versus sourcing from multiple suppliers.

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  • 11

    MARELLI and Highly announce the creation of new joint venture “Highly Marelli.” Through synergies and targeted investment in electrification for HVAC and EDC systems, the new JV will create a new leading player that is well placed to access the growing Chinese market. The sales revenue of the business unit in 2019 was US$ 857 million.

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  • 12

    Vitesco Technologies, a Continental subsidiary delivers integrated electric axle drive to Dongfeng, its first Chinese customer. R&D priority for electric drive for EV is increase in power density, reducing weight, size and cable complexity.

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  • 13

    WM Motor, a Chinese EV firm is setting up an R&D center in Chengdu with investment of $786 million.

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  • 14

    China Eastern Airlines has selected to retrofit its 203 B737 aircraft with the Thales/ACSS NXT-800 DO-260B compliant transponders to meet the requirements of the CAAC ADS-B Out mandate.

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  • 15

    Chinese unicorn Terminus officially launched AI City program, the next generation of smart city, and unveiled the first world-class AI City in Southwest China’s Chongqing – Cloud Valley.

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  • 16

    Beiersdorf has announced the opening of a new research and development center in Shanghai, with the aim of bolstering its skincare expertise in China and emerging markets.

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  • 17

    Fonterra plans a new research and development facility in Shanghai and an application center to serve the foodservice channel.

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  • 18

    Rheem, a leading HVAC manufacturer opens R&D center in Chengdu China. The company will strengthen local products design and manufacturing in China. Through product innovation, Rheem China will pursue market segments including combi boilers, residential heat pumps, and commercial water heaters.

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  • 19

    Rolls-Royce and Shanghai Cooltech Power to jointly produce generator sets with MTU engines in China.

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  • 20

    Manufacturing relocation from China begins at scale. Japan reveals 87 projects eligible for ‘China exit’ subsidies. 30 projects are heading to South East Asia: Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, etc. (Hoya, Sumitomo, Shin Etsu). 57 projects are heading back to Japan (Iris, Sharaya, Sharp).

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  • 21

    Otis China opened its new escalator factory, which meets Industry 4.0 standards. The manufacturing facility incorporates intelligent manufacturing and advanced automation including real-time quality management that enhance product quality and operational efficiency.

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  • 22

    Esaote delivered and installed over 50 WDM M40-1A portable digital radiological devices when awarded contracts under public competitions held by Italy’s national healthcare system. WDM, is China’s biggest listed manufacturer of medical devices who purchased Esaote in 2018. International expansion strategy of Chinese Medical devices leader. Acquire company in Europe and through it get government tenders.

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  • 23

    Nokia completes its first 5G standalone call on live network with China Unicom

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  • 24

    Sierra Wireless is divesting its China-based automotive embedded module product line for US$165 million. This cash will allow it to expand its R&D centre in Richmond and invest in 5G, IoT. Trend: Generate cash by divesting legacy technology and invest in emerging technology R&D.

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