LIVONIA/SHANGHAI, April 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — AUTO SHANGHAI – Hall W4, Stand C006 — TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. (NYSE: TRW) has today announced plans to open a new Technical Center in China in 2013. The 32,000 square meter facility will be built in Anting and will be able to accommodate more than 1,000 engineers.
John Plant, TRW Automotive president and chief executive officer, explained: “The new Tech Center in China demonstrates our long term commitment to China and the region and when complete will be one of our largest technical facilities worldwide. With over 26 million vehicles predicted to be built in the year 2016 in China, the automotive industry needs to be prepared to support this tremendous growth. Our Tech Center will support our customers with their ambitious plans.”
The new Technical Center will house research and development, engineering design and application, testing and validation activities across all of TRW’s product lines — and will be able to directly provide its customers with technical and commercial services.
It is planned that construction of the site will commence in autumn of this year and will be ready for operations in 2013.
With 2010 sales of $14.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world’s leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 26 countries and employs over 60,000 people worldwide. TRW Automotive products include integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems, steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket replacement parts and services. All references to “TRW Automotive”, “TRW” or the “Company” in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and its subsidiaries, unless otherwise indicated. TRW Automotive news is available on the internet at www.trw.com.
This release contains statements that are not statements of historical fact, but instead are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. We caution readers not to place undue reliance on these statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. All forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties which could cause our actual results to differ materially from those suggested by the forward-looking statements, including those set forth in our Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2010 (our “Form 10-K”), such as: tighter financial markets adversely impacting the availability and cost of credit negatively affecting our business; a material contraction in automotive sales and production adversely affecting our results or the viability of our supply base; commodity inflationary pressures adversely affecting our profitability or supply base; strengthening of the U.S. dollar and other foreign currency exchange rate fluctuations impacting our results; pricing pressures from our customers adversely affecting our profitability; any shortage of supplies causing a production disruption; increasing costs negatively impacting our profitability; the loss of any of our largest customers materially adversely affecting us; costs of product liability, warranty and recall claims and efforts by customers to adversely alter contract terms and conditions concerning warranty and recall participation; costs or liabilities relating to environmental, health and safety regulations adversely affecting our results; risks associated with non-U.S. operations adversely affecting our business, results or financial condition; any inability to protect our intellectual property rights adversely affecting our business or our competitive position; any increase in the expense of our pension and other postretirement benefits or the funding requirements of our pension plans reducing our profitability; work stoppages or other labor issues at our facilities or at the facilities of our customers or suppliers adversely affecting our operations; volatility in our annual effective tax rate resulting from a change in our valuation allowances position or other factors; and other risks and uncertainties set forth in our Form 10-K and in our other filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. We do not undertake any obligation to release publicly any update or revision to any of the forward-looking statements.
SOURCE TRW Automotive Holdings Corp.
CONTACT: Lynette Jackson, TRW Automotive, +44-121-506-5315, or Nicole Lei, TRW Automotive/China, + 86-21-6120-7004