to the Peoples Daily, the Fiat Group has opened its wholly owned company, Magneti
Marelli Powertrain (Shanghai) Co., in Shanghai. The newly founded company will
provide China’s major automakers with an engine management system.
Magneti Marelli Powertrain (Shanghai) occupies 15,000 square meters of floor
space in Shanghai’s Pudong Area. Its annual production capacity will initially
be 150,000 auto throttles, but 900,000 is targeted by 2003. Magneti Marelli
Powertrain will mainly focus on the research and development of car engine control
systems, fuel injection systems, charging and discharging systems and engine
production management systems.
In March, Delphi announced a co-development agreement with Brilliance China
Automotive Holdings to supply Jinbei-branded vehicles with engine management
systems over the next four years.