With these words, Lake opened the Engineering Center, which was extended significantly, in the Shanghai district of Songjiang on April 18, 2017. Many local politicians, ZF employees and customers from China were present at the opening. This Engineering Center will aid the Group in ensuring that its products are adjusted even faster for markets in the Asia-Pacific region.
Following its extension, the Engineering Center in Shanghai now offers 54,000 square meters of space. While around 400 developers work here today, the number of engineers is to increase to 1,000 in total by 2022. The Group is investing a total of €50 million in the extension. The Engineering Center in Shanghai is in close cooperation with the already existing Engineering Center in Anting, around 40 kilometers away. There, ZF employees focus on active and passive safety technology.