A leading automotive company based in China, Geely Auto Group, announced the launch of its new research and development facility in Germany at Raunheim. The opening of the new facility will serve as an instrumental to speed up and foster innovation for the development of novel propulsion systems for forming the base of futuristic mobility technology.
The new research and development facility is named – The Geely Auto Technical Deutschland and is located near the Frankfurt airport. This facility will create nearly 300 jobs for profiles such as engineers and technology specialists, as the company will shift its gear to mark its position in the electrification as well as new energy vehicles domain.
The specific focus of the new research and development center will be on the development of premium cars and Germany being a mature region for the automotive market will aid the manufacturing with its skilled resources. In addition, the center will further increase the research and development activities of the company underway at various facilities of Geely such as the leading Geely Research Institute located in Hangzhou Bay and China Euro Vehicle Technology (CEVT) situated in Gothenburg, as well as the additional centers located in Coventry, China, and Linjiang.
Qing Feng, the VP and CTO of Geely Auto Group to Supervise the New R&D Center
The company has a huge force of over 2500 engineers focused on developing new energy technologies and the total workforce of the company sums up to nearly 20,000 engineers. According to the CTO, the expansion of the worldwide research and development facility in Germany will open up opportunities for the company to collaborate with highly skilled and capable specialists operating in the automotive industry in the country. In addition, technologies developed as an outcome of the successful R&D capabilities will fuel innovation to the product portfolio of the company with autonomous driving systems, electrification, and connectivity.
Founded in 1986, Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd is headquartered in Hangzhou, China. The company sells PV under the brands such as Geely Auto, Volvo Personal, PROTON, Lynk and Co., and Lotus and commercial vehicles under the brand names of Yuan Cheng Auto and London EV Company.