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Gestamp inaugurates a new R & D center in China

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The Spanish firm has invested 2.5 million euros in the second technological center installed in the country.

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“Today, with the great thrust of electrification and new energy vehicles, China is growing very much in this regard” and “we want to support Chinese brands in the development of these new vehicles for local markets,” said Efe. the president of Gestamp in Asia, Kevin Stobbs.

Thus, the main objective of this new facility is to strengthen the collaboration of Gestamp with car manufacturers with a presence in China, and develop together with them better manufacturing processes, products and costs.

“We want to be much closer to customers, we want to offer them products and develop alongside them,” added the company’s executive specializing in the design, development and manufacture of highly engineered metal components for the automotive industry.

With this new center, which has involved an investment of 2.5 million euros, Gestamp is expanding its presence in Shanghai, where the company’s headquarters are located in China, a country in which between 2013 and 2016 it has invested 282 million euros. euros

Gestamp started operating in China in 2007 and a year later the company’s turnover in China was 1 million euros.

Last year it reached 719.6 million and today it has in the Asian giant about 4,300 employees and 9 plants, plus one under construction.

“When we arrived here, we were purely manufacturing and we were well known in the international market, but not so much in China, and during the last five years we have grown the business remarkably among local brands,” Stobbs said.

With this new R & D center, Gestamp has two locations in China dedicated to co-development activities, behind the Edscha subsidiary, which develops its R & D activities in Kunshan.

China is a priority for Gestamp as it is “the largest automobile market in the world” and is “where there will be more growth in the coming years”, especially in the area of ​​new energy vehicles because of “the great government support” what’s going on, “Stobbs added.

Gestamp also announced today the start of its operations in a new die-making plant located in Kunshan, which will be the first plant of the group specialized in die-cutting in this country.

The Spanish multinational is now present in 21 countries, has 102 industrial plants and 7 under construction, 13 R & D centers and a workforce of more than 36,000 employees worldwide, according to data from the end of 2016, year in which its turnover amounted to 7,549 million euros.

Its philosophy, says the company, is to develop products with an innovative design to produce lighter and safer vehicles that offer improved energy consumption and reduced environmental impact.

EL DIARIO – 11/22/2017 (Translation Soft)

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