TRW Group (China) FY2007-FY2009
<Highlights>- The TRW Group, which focuses on active and passive safety systems, recently placed particular emphasis on manufacturing electronics safety system products in China through TRW Automotive Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (TACS), which is its wholly owned subsidiary. The facility manufactures antilock brake systems (ABSs), electronic stability control (ESC) systems, electric power steering systems (EPSs), airbag ECUs, side impact sensors and other products.
- Since it launched operations in the Chinese market in 1994, TRW has been supplying its products mainly to FAW-VW and Shanghai GM. In 2005 and after, the Company formed alliances with Changan Automobile, Beijing Benz, Chery Automobile and SAIC Motor to expand its business with car OEMs.
Highlights by product
<Airbags, seatbelts>-In March, 2009, TRW Asia Pacific Co., Ltd signed a joint venture agreement with China's Xi'an Dong Fang Group Co., Ltd to set up an airbag inflator and seat belt pretensioner manufacturing facility in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province. The intention is to start production before the end of 2010. Dong Fang Group is a machinery company affiliated to China North Industries Group Corporation. (From a press release on March 19, 2010)
Supplying passive safety systems for SAIC Roewe 750 sedans
- In January, 2007, the Company announced that its advanced passive safety systems are equipped in the Roewe 750, a new sedan designed and made for the Chinese market by SAIC Motor. Shanghai TRW Automotive Safety Systems Co., Ltd. (STASS) is supplying front seatbelt adjusters and rear seatbelt adjusters for the vehicles.
Supplying safety systems for SAIC Roewe 550 sedans
- In August 2008, following the safety systems that it supplied to the Roewe 750, the Company has won an order to supply safety systems also for the Roewe 550 sedans that SAIC Motor developed and manufactured under its own brand in China. TRW will supply the following components through its group companies:
|Shanghai TRW Automotive Safety Systems Co., Ltd.||Driver airbags, Passenger airbags, Seatbelt systems|
|TRW FAWER Automobile Safety Systems (Changchun) Co., Ltd.||Side airbags for front seats|
<Safety Systems Electronics>Expanding local production of ESCs
- In January 2007, TRW announced that TRW Automotive Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (TACS), its wholly owned subsidiary, will launch commercial production of ESCs. The Group said that it won supply agreements to provide ECUs, hydraulic control units (HCUs), and ESCs to major Chinese automakers including China FAW and Lifan Automobile between 2007 and 2009.
Business with Chery Automobile
- In 2007, TRW Automotive Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.'s ABS and ESC technology was adopted in the newest Chery A3.
Supplying ECSs for SAIC Roewe 750 sedans
- In January 2007, TRW announced TRW Automotive Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (TACS) is supplying its high-performance ECS,s for the Roewe 750, a new sedan designed and made for the Chinese market by SAIC Motor.
Supplying electronic safety products for SAIC Roewe 550
- In August 2008, the Company announced that it has won an order to supply electronic safety system for the Roewe 550 sedans that SAIC Motor developed and manufactured under its own brand in China. TRW will supply the following components through its group companies:
|TRW Automotive Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.||Airbag ECUs, Side impact sensors, ABSs, ESCs, Lane departure sensors|
Supplying vacuum boosters for SAIC's Roewe 750
- In January 2007, TRW announced it is supplying its vacuum boosters to for the Roewe 750, a new sedan designed and made for the Chinese market by SAIC Motor. Lucas Varity Langzhong Brake Co., Ltd. (LVLB) is providing the products.
Producing EPB systems in China
- In 2007, Lucas Varity Langzhong Brake Co., Ltd.(LVLB), the Company's subsidiary, started manufacturing electronic parking brake (EPB) systems in China.
<Steering systems>Business with Baotou Beiben Heavy-Duty Truck
- In January, 2008, TRW FAWER Commercial Vehicle Steering (Changchun) Co., Ltd. (TFCVS) formed an alliance with Baotou Beiben Heavy-Duty Truck, a manufacturer of heavy-duty trucks, which is based in the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
R&D facility- The group's development center in Asia Pacific
|Company Name||Year Established||Overview|
|TRW Automotive Research & Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.||July 2004||-Providing technical support to the Group's plants and customers in the Asia Pacific region.
-Conducting winter road testing at its specialized facility in Heihe, Heilongjiang Province.
Winter test facility Opened-TRW Automotive announced the opening of a new test track in Heihe in the northern region of China. The facility offers comprehensive product development and validation during the winter season, offering a variety of track surfaces which are designed to test active safety systems such as advanced braking and steering systems and integrated vehicle control and driver assist technologies. The facility is situated on approximately 350 acres, comprised of around 320 acres of lake tracks and 30 acres of land tracks. (From a press release on Apr 30)
Establishing performance testing facility- In July, 2007, TRW Automotive signed an agreement to conduct a joint project with the National Center of Supervision and Inspection on Motor Vehicle Products Quality (Shanghai), which is an inspection body for the nation's automotive industry. The purpose of the project is to drastically revamp the occupant safety system (OSS) performance testing facility in order to support Chinese automakers' development activities in the area.
Recent Capital Investments
(as of Dec. 2007)
|1.||Expanding manufacturing facility at Lucas Varity Langzhong Brake Co., Ltd.(LVLB)||- Manufacturing facility to make electronic parking brakes||Production already began|
|2.||Constructing winter road testing site||- New proving courses and dynamic testing grounds||Major construction work already completed|
|3.||Expanding manufacturing facility at TRW Automotive Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (TACS)||- Facility to make Electronic Stability Control (ESC) systems and related electronic brake systems||Production already began|