Qingdao, China – ContiTech AG has relocated its hose production plant in Qingdao to a new facility in Qingdao Sin-German Ecopark, on the east coast of Shandong province..
The RMB240-million (€30 million) plant covers an area of 84,000 sqm and manufactures “high-quality” hose products and mobile fluid system solutions for the Chinese automotive industry, the company announced 18 Oct.
Core products include cooling system lines, air-conditioning hoses, oil lines, turbocharger lines, exhaust system GPF lines for both passenger cars and commercial vehicles.
The production unit also employs advanced technologies for energy conservation and environmental protection for vehicles. Such technologies, said Conti, include air conditioning hoses using new refrigerant HFO-1234yf, lightweight cooling water hoses suitable for electric vehicles and GPF hoses meeting the Chinese IV standards.
ContiTech is also planning to build an R&D centre for hoses at the new Qingdao plant next year.
This, according to Song Qi, head of ContiTech in China, will make the facility “the largest automotive hose line production site in China.”