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China gets largest BMW R&D centre outside of Germany

Centre is an extension of the original one built in 2012, and is five times larger than the first

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

German luxury carmaker today opened a new research and development (R&D) centre in northeast China's Liaoning province, the company said.

China gets largest BMW R&D centre outside of Germany
The new centre, covering an area of over 40,000 square metres, is by far the group's largest auto hub outside Germany, the company said.

The centre is an extension of the original one built in 2012, and is five times larger than the first-stage project.

About 75 per cent of the 800-plus research personnel are Chinese. The centre will focus on new energy technology to establish a complete and production chain in China, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Johann Wieland, President and CEO of Brilliance Automotive, said the new centre would act as a hub to bring in more advanced technology under the German Industry 4.0 model to promote the transformation and upgrading of the automobile industry in

has become the largest single market for automotive vehicles. Earlier in May, the assembly plant in Shenyang's Dadong District began operations. In January last year, an engine plant also began production in Shenyang.

Founded in 2003, Brilliance Automotive Ltd is a joint venture of Group and Brilliance Automotive Holdings Ltd.

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First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 18:42 IST