Porsche Engineering expands its presence in China with a new office in Beijing – 4Legend.com – AudiPassion.com


Porsche Engineering, a technology service provider and wholly-owned subsidiary of Porsche, is opening another Chinese site to even better meet the ever-increasing localization needs of the Chinese market, particularly in terms of highly automated driving, connectivity, infotainment and support systems. The new Beijing site extends and complements the skills of Porsche Engineering at its other Chinese site in Shanghai, where more than 130 employees are already working on various high-tech automotive projects.

“Developments for China are ideally pursued in China itself; only engineers are close enough to the market and customers to develop China-specific functions. We have already been well positioned for this in Shanghai, and the proximity of the Beijing office to key customers will support us in our plans to build an even stronger presence in the Chinese market, further strengthening our capabilities to develop intelligent vehicles. and connected. », said Peter Schäfer, CEO of Porsche Engineering and Chairman of the Advisory Board of Porsche Engineering China. The new R&D office is located in Chaoyang district, where many famous automobile companies have set up their offices.

“The Chinese market has become a major source of key technologies and industry transformation thanks to customers’ affinity for high-tech developments. As a manufacturer of luxury sports cars, strengthening local investment and R&D is an important part of Porsche’s global innovation strategy. With the expansion of Porsche Engineering in Beijing, I expect rapid growth of the Porsche Group’s overall R&D and engineering capabilities in China, and further contributions to our global market success while promoting the local innovation. »added Michael Kirsch, CEO of Porsche China.

“Intelligent and connected vehicles are at the heart of Porsche Engineering’s developments in China, as these services are in high demand. The opening of the new Porsche Engineering office in Beijing is an important step towards achieving our goals of adapting to the particular characteristics of the Chinese market and developing specific vehicles in China. »said Uwe Pichler-Necek, CEO of Porsche Engineering China.

The Chinese automotive market is characterized by a complete digital ecosystem and specific legal requirements. Moreover, the demands of Chinese customers are increasingly specific and demanding. Vehicle systems and development methods for China are largely made locally to meet the unique characteristics of the country.

With its commitment to corporate strategy, Porsche Engineering has therefore been active in China for more than 30 years and continues to expand its presence in China. “At the moment, we are in the middle of the recruitment process. We are always looking for motivated and qualified colleagues who want to shape the mobility of tomorrow with us. », added Pichler-Necek. In China, Porsche Engineering mainly employs experts in highly automated driving, chassis, high-voltage systems, connected services and infotainment, who work on a variety of automotive projects.

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