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Magna CEO Don Walker: e-drive systems JV with HASCO a “good fit”

SHANGHAI – Magna International CEO Don Walker said the new electric drive systems joint venture it just formed with China’s Huayu Automotive Systems Co., Ltd. (HASCO), a subsidiary of China’s largest automaker SAIC Motor Corp., was simply the result of a “good fit” between the two companies. “HASCO is a

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Getrag and Dongfeng expand cooperation in transmission project

BERLIN – Getrag and Dongfeng Getrag Transmission Co., Ltd, (Dongfeng-Getrag), a joint venture between Getrag and Dongfeng Motor Group Co., Ltd., signed a contract here on October 10 to jointly develop dual clutch transmissions, according to a company news release. The agreement was signed in the presence of Chancellor Angela

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China’s expanding automatic transmission market

The Chinese market for automatic transmissions grows fast and will continue to do so within the next 10 years. On the one hand, an awaking sensibility for environmentally friendly traffic in the megacities leads to stricter emission legislations. On the other hand, customers are interested in new transmission technologies to

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BorgWarner begins delivery of dual-clutch modules to SAIC Motor

SHANGHAI - BorgWarner United Transmission Systems Co., Ltd., a BorgWarner majority-held joint venture with 12 leading Chinese automakers in Dalian, China, has recently started delivery of its DualTronic control modules and clutch modules with integral torsional dampers for SAIC Motor Corporatio's new six-speed wet dual-clutch transmission (DCT), the first developed completely in-house

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Wang Chuanfu: Rebranding BYD with world-class technology

BEIJING – “Technological innovation is my dream and BYD’s founding strategy,” said chairman Wang Chuanfu on January 10 at a media briefing. “Technology innovation opens new horizons and ensures our market leadership.” BYD World Class Technology Forum Titled “BYD’s World Class Technology Forum,” the legendary Wang Chuanfu and his

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BorgWarner to start producing transmission modules at JV with 12 local carmakers

DALIAN – BorgWarner Inc. will start producing transmission modules at its joint venture plant in Dalian, Liaoning Province, China in May this year, autosohu.com reports. In November 2008, the U.S. parts maker established a joint venture with China Automobile Development United Investment Co., Ltd. or Zhongfalian Investment Co., to make dual-clutch

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