The Society of Automotive Engineers International said Ningbo Qiaoshi Rubber & Plastics Co. Ltd. is using an association program designed to encourage companies to utilize SAE associates to reach corporate goals.
The Targeted Technical Assistance Program is one of several custom-designed programs that utilize the SAE's Automotive Resources Institute, the association said. In this program, companies use SAE consultants, engineering instructors and technical researchers to address specific engineering, technical and organizational needs.
Ningbo Qiaoshi, based in Zhejiang Province in China, makes rubber and plastic automotive air chamber brake diaphragms, hydraulic brake rubber sealing products and truck/trailer plugs, sockets and connectors, specialty rubber products for photoelectric instruments and plastic items such as brake fluid reservoirs. The firm qualified for ISO certifications in 1999 and 2002.
SAE and Ningbo Qiaoshi signed a cooperative agreement in November, and the onsite portion of the program began this month.