SHANGHAI – Eberspaecher, a global Tier 1 leader in the development and manufacturing of exhaust technology, opened its Asia Test Center here on January 16.
The new center bundles the Group’s exhaust technology testing expertise and prototyping operations for customers in Asia.
Directly attached to the existing Eberspaecher site in Jiading, Shanghai, where over 400 employees develop and manufacture exhaust systems, the new center houses on 3,800 square meters a prototype shop and the possibility to test exhaust systems from material and component level to system level for passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
“We are serving our customers with several production plants in Asia already for many years,” said Dr. Thomas Waldhier, COO Exhaust Technology of Eberspaecher. “Now we can offer our longstanding exhaust technology testing expertise locally – a huge milestone for efficient development of next generation exhaust systems.”
For the ever stricter emissions norms in Asia, especially in China, more complex exhaust-emission control systems are needed, and the new center will help Eberspaecher to offer more solutions for meeting future emissions standards for passenger cars as well as commercial vehicles, including close-coupled SCR systems and gasoline particulate filters from other markets.
Besides technologies for future emission standards, low noise and high sound quality of exhaust systems are in growing customer demand for the Asian market. The semi-anechoic room utilizes therefore a room-in-room concept solution with ultralow background noise level of 25 dBA.
“This new center offers us the opportunity to develop and validate exhaust systems under customer specific conditions and in a much faster time,” said Dr. York Zhao, Vice President Eberspaecher Asia. “This includes but is not limited to SCR performance testing for diesel engines as well as engine and vehicle level acoustic testing in a semi-anechoic room.”
Eberspaecher runs exhaust technology testing sites in Esslingen, Germany and Novi, U.S. to serve global customers. The new facilities in Shanghai can deeply expand Eberspaecher’s global testing resource and keep improving the product development competence in Asia.