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[YesAuto Industry] A few days ago, the auto parts supplier Continental Group China Materials R&D Center was officially opened. The new materials R&D center will focus on rubber and plastic R&D technologies, promote the localization of materials, and improve technology from both cost-saving and optimized formulations. , To provide support for the ContiTech business group, a subsidiary of Continental.

ContiTech stated that China currently has a certain gap with Europe and North America in terms of core capabilities such as material R&D, product design R&D, product sample and verification, and the establishment of the China Materials R&D Center will focus on material localization. And to develop new materials including smart materials beyond the rubber and plastic products themselves.

As a business group of Continental, ContiTech is responsible for providing customers with connected, environmentally friendly, safe and convenient product and service solutions for engineering vehicles, industrial environment, furniture industry and other fields. At present, the business group is 42 It has 47,000 employees in three countries and regions, and sales in 2018 reached 6.3 billion euros. In April 2018, ContiTech established its China headquarters to coordinate with 12 factories in China to allocate resources, make localized investment decisions and meet market needs.