Geely Auto Group is to recruit around 300 engineers to work on new energy solutions at a new facility near Frankfurt in Germany. China’s leading privately-owned automotive company has formerly opened the R&D centre which it says will help it accelerate innovation in new propulsion systems and next-generation mobility technology.
The Geely Auto Technical Deutschland (GATD) facility will have a particular focus on developing premium electric cars, complementing R&D already underway at facilities across the Geely network, which includes facilities in Linjiang, China, Gothenburg, Sweden and Coventry, UK.
Mr. Feng Qing Feng, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Geely Auto Group, says: “We are delighted to extend our worldwide R&D capabilities to Germany, where we hope to take advantage of high-quality skills and technical capabilities in the country’s automotive industry. Technologies developed at GATD will enhance the pace of innovation at our portfolio of brands, which are pioneering new systems in electrification, autonomous-drive systems and connectivity.”
Geely Auto Group currently employs over 20,000 engineers of which over 2,500 are focused on new energy technologies.