Yesterday, August 22nd, Continental celebrated the opening of its new tech center in Salto Industrial Park, Brazil.
This means that from now on Continental’s Powertrain division will be able to offer auto makers in Brazil the full spectrum of application developments and tests for diesel and gasoline engines right through to homologation. Continental has invested over €11 million in this new tech center, which employs 50 people.
“Brazil plays a central part in our global growth strategy. Through this investment, we are expanding our involvement in this very important market, thereby ensuring that we will continue to grow in Brazil,” said José Avila, member of the Continental Executive Board and head of the Powertrain Division.
The new tech center helps the company adapt to the growing demand for fuel efficiency and emission reduction, offering its customers the optimum level of support. The state-of-the-art complex offers all resources and technologies from the Powertrain portfolio and spreads on a 2,400-square-meter area.
The company is now ready to rapidly adapt to new Powertrain technologies and the requirements of local customers. Continental Powertrain is currently developing the cold-start system for flex-fuel engines. The facility will initially work on a two-shift basis, which can be extended to a three-shift if required.