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Antonov Gains Two More Customers in China for 6-Speed TX6 Transmission, Government Support

Antonov has secured two more customer orders in China for its new TX6 six-speed transmission in addition to Lifan Motors. (Earlier post.)

In addition, the ongoing discussions with the municipal Chong Qing government for the set up of a Chinese plant for the production of its automatic gearbox have concluded that Antonov can access the majority of the funding required to set up its Chinese production from Chinese sources.

The company has held discussions with government agencies in relation to the following funding options that are available to support the development of the Chinese production plant:

  • Land and custom buildings and infrastructure can be provided in a suitable economic development zone to lease, avoiding the need for Antonov to make any upfront capital investment.

  • Bank loans for the purchase of capital plant and tooling can be underwritten to enable preferential interest rates to be obtained.

  • A specific investment fund has been set up jointly between the government and banks to provide equity funding for high technology manufacturing and the Antonov production plant qualifies for this funding.

Antonov says that these options, in aggregate, meet more than half the estimated funding requirement of €40 million.

In setting up the manufacturing joint venture, the Chinese partners will invest cash and Antonov will bring its past product development investment and some new cash. In combination, the company now expects that its total cash contribution to the joint venture will not exceed 10% of the total funding requirement to achieve a 49% equity stake.

Antonov’s major innovation for an electronically controlled six-speed automatic transmission is based on new kinematics (the motion of the gears and other components) and structural design, which achieves for the first time a combination of planetary gears and parallel transfers of power.

The traditional torque converter has been eliminated and replaced with a simple wet clutch, reducing cost, weight and size, whilst improving mechanical and fuel efficiency as well as retaining the virtually seamless gearshifts of an automatic transmission.

Comments

Warren2

To learn, to know and to see more of the Antonov technology (dual-speed and six-speed automatic systems see and read this all. Very interesting.

力帆汽车成安东诺夫6速AT首个客户
LIFAN SIGNS UP FOR 6-SPEED ANTONOV BASED AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION TX6
http://paultan.org/archives/2008/12/05/lifan-signs-up-for-the-6-speed-antonov-tx6/

http://www.vidster.nl/watch/d86602d14ac610f2e619/At-A1GP-Antonov-introducing-six-speed-automatic-in-Chengdu
Antonov “The Movie” In High Quality. (Full screen). Test drive with VW Golf 1.6L with Antonov six-speed automatic transmission demonstrated to China’s top 10 car manufactures at Chengdu Circuit in China. Also more introduction Antonov Six-Speed Automatic Transmission to Chinese automotive Oems.

Warren2

http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/fOns35xpIMM/
Antonov “The Movie” In High Quality. (Chinese site) Test drive with VW Golf 1.6L with Antonov six-speed automatic transmission demonstrated to China’s top 10 car manufactures at Chengdu Circuit in China. Also more introduction Antonov Six-Speed Automatic Transmission to Chinese automotive Oems.

http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/c57P_Rh-14A/
Antonov Company sponsor of the A1GP spectacular video!! (Chinese site)
See also my other videos.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4ro4S19U8I
Antonov “The Movie” (View in High Quality option).
Introduction Antonov Six-Speed Automatic Transmission to Chinese automotive Oems

Warren2

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8FpZqYbjgI
Antonov Company sponsor of the A1GP spectacular video!! (View in High Quality option).
http://www.youtube.com/profile?user=Warrenthesecond&view=videos
Collection of Antonov Automatic Transmission Technology video’s

Collection of Antonov Automatic Transmission Technology: (Chinese site/language)
http://u.youku.com/user_show/id_UMTUxMTU1MTI=.html

Warren2

More about Antonov Automatic Transmission Company
Chinse site: http://auto.sohu.com/20080424/n256488104.shtml Intervieuw with CEO of the Antonov Company.

Introducing video of the Antonov company
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHi7mYohdEw (part 1) (English site)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQmgcuf-c1A (part 2) (English site)

Warren2

http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/Uy7izWOl9GI/ (part 1) (Chinese site)
http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/nczaw7B1x6w/ (part 2) (Chinese site)

http://www.antonovat.com/downloads/TX6_Launch_Release_23-10-08.pdf
http://paultan.org/archives/2008/12/05/lifan-signs-up-for-the-6-speed-antonov-tx6/

Warren2

Story of greenlight Joint Venture Loncin/Antonov for start the factory for te manufacturer six-speed AT’s
Video and more about the dual speed technology (two speed setup unit for supercharger).
http://www.antonov-clubsite.nl/000000962f0009a09/000000962f000c30f/index.html
Test driver with Chevrolet lacetti with Antonov dual-speed setup unit for supercharger system.
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwv7S9y_4oI
Lexus with antonov dual speed setup unit for supercharger.
http://nl.youtube.com/watch?v=P5jHgLbVUbM
Pictures and more of the Antonov dual-speed setup unit.
http://www.antonov-clubsite.nl/000000962f0009a09/000000962f000c30f/00000099f90014803/index.html

Warren2

Results of torque/power increase Hummer H2 with Antonov dual-speed set
http://www.antonov-clubsite.nl/000000962f000d411/00000098800138a0e/0000009880013d910/d006.html


If you want to discus with 500 other Antonov technology enthousiastics goto:
http://www.antonovforum.com
View of the Antonov company (ups and downs)
http://www.antonov-clubsite.nl

Warren2


Website Antonov Company
http://www.antonovat.com/cn/ 在中國語言
http://www.antonovat.com/

http://www.newspress.co.uk/DAILY_LINKS/arc_nov_2008/56380ant.htm

Antonov secures additional customers in China 18 December 2008
http://www.easier.com/view/News/Motoring/article-223237.html

Engineer-Poet

Spam much, Warren2?

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