Continental opens new powertrain plant in Wuhu, China
Continental has announced the opening of its new Powertrain plant in Wuhu, China.
Representing an investment of almost EUR 28 million for land and building, phase I involves a total built area of more than 24,000 square meters, housing 22 production lines. The shop floor is also equipped with a quality analysis room, a spare parts room and a sample room.
In the course of the ramp-up, more than 600 new jobs will be created at the location.
Starting in July 2019, a variety of drivetrain products, including thermal management components as well as sensors and actuators for internal combustion engines and new energy vehicles, will be produced in the new plant.
One key product is the Coolant Flow Control Valve CFCV. It serves to flexibly switch heating and cooling circuits so as to route available heat or cold to the right places. Thermal management is increasingly relevant to all vehicle types because it improves efficiency as well as range of an EV.
Start of production of a first volume order for an electric vehicle is scheduled to take place in China towards the end of 2019.