Hanover, Germany – Automotive supplier Tenneco Inc. announced the opening of a new Clean Air research, development and manufacturing facility in China. The new wholly-owned facility, based in Kunshan near Shanghai, will design, develop and manufacture emission control products and technologies for Tenneco’s growing commercial truck business in China.
The Kunshan facility will also serve the company’s commercial truck and off-highway equipment business throughout the Asia Pacific region, and will be Tenneco’s center for designing and developing large engine solutions for Asia marine, locomotive and stationary applications.
The Kunshan facility sets a new standard in the region for emission control engineering centers with leading-edge engineering, testing and prototyping capabilities, as well as advanced mechatronics and systems integration laboratories. The facility’s capabilities include robust system design and analysis, modeling, controls simulation, acoustic analysis and predictive tools development including CFD simulation, engine application development for locomotive, marine and stationary engines, and hardware and testing capabilities including two marine engine dynamometers.
Gregg Sherrill, chairman and CEO, Tenneco, said, “Our engineering know-how, global regulatory expertise, and capabilities in systems integration are driving Tenneco’s success in serving our customers with innovative, cost-effective aftertreatment solutions.”
The 10,200m2 facility, located 60km from Shanghai, currently has 150 employees including 120 engineering and testing personnel. Once fully operational, the facility is expected to employ about 400 people.
Kunshan is also the manufacturing location for Tenneco’s XNOx selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology for commercial vehicle applications in China and the Asia Pacific region.