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Continental AG’s subsidiary breaks ground on new production facility in Jiading district, Shanghai

Monika From Gasgoo| May 25 , 2023 16:11 BJT

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- On May 24, Continental Automotive Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of Continental AG, broke ground in Jiading district the fourth phase of its factory in Shanghai city, according to a post on Continental AG’s WeChat account.

The new facility covers an area of approximately 28,000 square meters and is scheduled for operation in the second half of 2025. It will primarily focus on producing the products of Continental AG’s Safety & Vehicle Dynamics Business Group and the Autonomous Driving & Mobility Solutions Business Group.

Continental AG’s subsidiary breaks ground on new production facility in Jiading district, Shanghai

Photo credit: Continental AG

“Continental AG is the only company that provides customers with comprehensive mobility solutions and industrial solutions from the road to the cloud. With over 150 years of history, Continental AG's components, systems, and solutions are integrated into three out of every four newly produced vehicles worldwide. China is one of the most important growth engines for Continental Group, and they are committed to long-term development and continuous investment in China,” commented by Nikolai Setzer, chief executive officer of Continental AG.

The aforesaid Phase Ⅳ intelligent factory project will include two-story production workshops, a fully automated intelligent warehouse, as well as offices and an employee cafeteria. It will be connected to the existing plant via a pedestrian bridge.

Besides, the factory will be built to achieve LEED Gold certification for green building. It will be equipped with digital information systems, intelligent energy management systems, advanced safety and fire protection systems, as well as smart administration and attendance management systems.

In the future, the Phase Ⅳ factory will also continuously upgrade its production and logistics facilities to incorporate more Industry 4.0 elements, such as automated three-dimensional warehousing systems and production forecasting supported by artificial intelligence.

Established in 2001, Continental Automotive Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.’s factory is located in Jiading Industrial Zone, Shanghai. Covering a total floor area of around 72,565 square meters, it has had over 1,400 staff members. The factory produces a range of products, including Anti-lock Braking Systems, Electronic Stability Control Systems, Line Control Systems, millimeter-wave radars, multifunctional cameras, and surround-view cameras.

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