R & D Centre
GAC MOTOR has taken massive strides to manufacture vehicles that are inspiring statements of fine quality, craftsmanship and reliability. For years, GAC MOTOR has made the best practices of manufacturing and development central to all its operating strategy.
The GAC R&D Centre, established in 2006, is GAC Group’s technology management department and R&D system hub, responsible for implementation of new product and new technology planning and important R&D. GAC R&D Centre has built domestically first-class, and internationally advanced R&D facilities including 15 kinds of laboratories covering vehicle, powertrain and new energy, one trial production workshop with welding, painting, general assembly and machine processing, and one automobile test site.
GAC’s R&D Centre employs nearly 4000 international R&D staff as well as dozens of high-level experts from China’s Recruitment Program of Global Experts and excellent automobile technological talents. It also boasts of innovative platforms, such as state-certified enterprise technological centre, overseas high-level talents innovation & entrepreneurship centre, post-doctoral research work station and academician work station. The centre files nearly 500 patent applications annually, totalling 3,000 so far, with an invention patent ratio of over 30%. In addition, the GAC self-driving vehicles is able to conduct independent autonomous driving in all weather and road conditions.
With a global vision, GAC MOTOR, integrating resources of global advantageous suppliers and R&D institutions, has developed a global R&D network centring on GAC R&D Centre and supported by GAC MOTOR technology centre, as well as G-CPMA (GAC – Cross-Platform Modularized Organization) (awarded first prize in China Automotive Industry Technological Progress Award). It enjoys relatively comprehensive capabilities in the development of vehicles (including conventional and new energy car) and machines, maintaining a leading position among Chinese brands.
Backed by GAC Group, GAC MOTOR will jointly promote cross-boundary innovation of automotive industry with world’s leading technology enterprises, to lay the foundation for automotive ecology, smart transport and smart city centred on intelligent driving in the future.