SHANGHAI, China (June 21, 2011)—Trelleborg Automotive has opened its new research and development center in Shanghai, which provides state-of-the-art technology relating primarily to noise and vibration-damping of brakes in passenger vehicles.
“It is with high confidence in the future that we inaugurate the new R&D center today. The automotive industry is expanding in China and consequently, it is important for Trelleborg to be present where our customers are,” says
Jim Law, business area president for Trelleborg Automotive, said the center will allow for customized testing options and consultations for each car model for the firms customers in China.
“Here, there are more opportunities for our innovative braking shims and there is a strong demand for local support in research and development,” said Law.
The R&D center has high-tech equipment that facilitates controlled testing of brake and engine noise, and also has a laser scanner that facilitates measuring of vibration levels for various engine components, he said.