The State Grade Key Laboratory of FAW Automobile Vibration Noisy and Safety Control Comprehensive Technologies Academy Committee was officially established in Changchun on May 19. A celebration ceremony was held at Changchun South Lake Hotel. Participants including officials and experts from Chinese Academy of Engineering, Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd. (BAIHC), China Automotive Technology & Research Center (CATRC), Jilin University, Tongji University, Tsinghua University and Science and Technology Department of Jilin Province. FAW Group FAW Group CPC Standing Committee Deputy Secretary Sun Guowu attended the ceremony and presented appointment letters to Guo Konghui and other 12 academy committee members.
FAW Group put forward an formulated application to establish a state grade key laboratory in 2009, and the formulation was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology of PRC in May 2011.
"FAW Group will accelerate the development of the state grade key laboratory, and ensure it wil play an important role in innovation of home grown products," said Sun Guowu, "fully making use of the high-level laboratory, FAW's engineers and technicians will have more opportunities to study new theories and technologies. I hope the laboratory will become a bridge through which FAW Group will deepen cooperation and technical exchange with China's leading expert teams".
The State Key Laboratory, as an important part of China's technological innovation system, will focus on the R&D of basic technologies, key technologies and generic technologies in the process of automobile manufacture.
FAW Group is a leading global manufacturer of quality passenger cars, trucks, and buses. Established in 1953, the company is China's oldest and largest automotive group. Annual sales exceed two million units.