TRW Group (China) Business Report FY ended Dec. 2012

Business Highlights

Financial overview

- The TRW Group's net sales were $16.4 billion, which represents an increase of $200 million from the prior year. In 2012, approximately  13%  of sales originated in  China, which comprised approximately 13% of total sales. Production levels in fast growing regions, primarily China, were higher in 2012 as compared to 2011 due to stronger consumer demand. During 2012, while Japanese OEM production disruptions continue in China due to the current anti-Japanese sentiment, the impact on us is expected to be minimal due to our customer base. (From the Company's 2012 annual report)


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.

-TRW Automotive in China announced that it is going to hire approximately 1,000 engineers at its new technical center it will open in 2013 in Anting, China. These engineers will be engaged in development and application testing of electronic safety systems. (From news releases issued by multiple sources on July 6, 2012)