KSPG subsidiary, Pierburg, has secured an EUR85m (US$97m) lifetime contract from an unnamed Chinese OEM for control valves, actuators for intake manifolds, and electric switchover valves.

These are parts belonging to the chain of mechatronic components for emission technology and are partly fitted with integrated electronic controls. They will be installed in 2L diesel engines for SUVs, pick-ups, and delivery vans.

The control valves produce a pressure drop in the engine for recirculation of exhaust gases and on compression, ignition diesel engines ensure efficient and effective engine switch-off.

The actuators on the intake manifold adjust the tumble valves in the manifold for improved air/fuel mixture in the combustion chamber.

The electric switchover valves are needed for regulating the EGR cooler bypass, while also ensuring reduced NOx emissions.

Part of the valves will sourced locally from Pierburg's Chinese plant in Kunshan, starting in 2018 and another from the German plant in Berlin.

The components comply with Chinese emission standards comparable to Euro 5 and Euro 6 regulations.

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