DALIAN, Liaoning – Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co., Ltd, a joint venture between Volkswagen AG and China’s FAW Group Corp., inaugurated an integrated test and engineering center in Dalian, while the 2 millionth engine rolled off the production line on September 24, reported China Daily.
“The opening of the integrated test and engineering center is our latest move to promote and foster local R&D and innovation capability in China. With this we underline our commitment to providing technologically leading and environmentally friendly products for the Chinese market,” said Jochem Heizmann, member of the Board of Management for Volkswagen AG as well as president and CEO of Volkswagen Group China.
According to Heizmann, the launch of the center marked the transition of Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian), from a production plant into a comprehensive enterprise.
Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) started operations in 2007 to manufacture Volkswagen’s turbocharged direct injection petrol engines. It is an important engine production base for the Volkswagen Group and has undergone several capacity expansions in the past seven years.
With the establishment of a Changchun branch in 2013, its planned annual capacity is expected to reach 750,000 units. By the end of May, both component sites had produced a total of 2 million engines.