Materials supplier opens test and evaluation centre in Germany to focus on composite and multi-material components
A new test and development centre for automotive composites has opened in Wuppertal, Germany, where Teijin Automotive Centre Europe will carry out design, prototyping, testing and evaluation of automotive components.
Behind the investment lies the ongoing shift toward Connected, Autonomous vehicles (CAV) that demand more lightweight and multifunctional components and assemblies.
The new centre will act as a focal point for Teijin’s operations to speed up concept, design, prototyping and the evaluation of technological proposals developed by the company. Combined with the company’s recent acquisition of Continental Structural Plastics (CSP) along with Inapal Plásticos of Portugal and Benet Automotive of Czech Republic, the centre will establish Teijin in a strong position for supplying the material requirements of the emerging CAV markets.