Changshu, China – Continental AG has opened a new plant for the production of automotive electronic suspension systems in Changshu, eastern China.
The new factory covers an area of more than 13,500 square metres and is the R&D and production base for Continental's electronic suspension system in China, the German technology and automotive supplier announced 18 May.
The first phase of the facility has six production lines, manufacturing and assembling air suspension modules and air supply systems. At full capacity, it will produce 200,000 sets a year.
According to Conti, the electronic suspension system (ESS) features a new intelligent bellow technology and automatically adjusts damper and suspension levels as well as vehicle height to different driving conditions and load changes.
The development and manufacturing of the systems, Conti noted, are to support growing trends such as electrification and intelligence in automotive markets.
“The Chinese market is one of the important growth engines of Continental’s dynamic control system business,” said EVP dynamic control system division of Continental Group Matic Matthias.
Continental’s orders and customers for electronic suspension systems in China has increased significantly in recent years, said Matthias, experssing his 'confidence' in the future of the plant.