BEIJING – As the inventor of the power window regulators with anti-trap function, global supplier Brose displayed this electronic safety feature at a press conference held in Beijing on April 18.
Brose’s innovation is now also part of legal regulations, such as the national standard GB11552-2009 of China, which came into force at the beginning of 2012. The regulation requires anti-trap technology with a maximum pinch force of 100 N for window regulators with automatic up function or remote control window closing.
According to the new standard, all vehicles launched after January 1, 2012 fitted with an automatic up feature should have an anti-trap function. This standard is identical to the European legislation, the EU Directive 74/60/EEC.
Brose’s electronic safety feature ensures that the window immediately stops and reverses if it detects an obstacle while closing.
Every year Brose supplies around 7.5 million units with anti-trap function to more than 10 international and local OEMs in China. Customers of anti-trap feature for power window regulators of Brose in China include Volkswagen, BMW, Peugeot, Citroën, GM, Geely and Toyota, said Uwe Müller-Held, Vice President Door Systems Brose China, at the press conference.
A to-be-launched model of SAIC will also be equipped with the anti-trap feature for power window regulators, said William Tang, the newly appointed president of Brose China, during the media interview.
Lina Zheng, Manager, Sales and Marketing Electronics Brose China, told CBU/CAR that the power window regulators with anti-trap feature are manufactured in Changchun, Wuhan, Shanghai, Beijing, and will be manufactured in the soon-to-be-launched Chongqing plant.
Brose China posted sales revenue of ¥5.4 billion ($857 million) in 2011 and expects sales to reach ¥6.2 billion in 2012, taking up 18 percent of its global sales volume. The Chinese branch plans to take up 22 percent of Brose total sales in 2015 by exceeding €1 billion and surpass the U.S. to become the second largest market of Brose, according to Tang.