Great Wall Motor, the latest automotive brand from China to enter Malaysia, announced that it has formed joint ventures with America’s BorgWarner and Robert Bosch GmbH of Germany to engineer key components. Both companies already supply parts to GWM.
The partnership with Bosch will develop engine management systems and brakes. In 2006, Bosch started supplying common rail fuel systems for diesel engines used in Great Wall’s Haval SUV and Wingle pickup, both of which are available in Malaysia.
The JV with BorgWarner is to design timing chains for transmissions and torque management systems. By the end of this year, Great Wall’s Haval H6 will be equipped with BorgWarner’s torque management system. BorgWarner has produced parts for Great Wall since 2005, supplying the privately owned carmaker with turbochargers and transfer cases.