Ricardo and China’s Wuxi Fuel Injection Equipment Research Institute to collaborate on next-generation engine technologies
Ricardo and Wuxi Fuel Injection Equipment Research Institute (WFIERI) will collaborate across a range of engine technologies and market development opportunities in China under a new cooperation agreement.
Originally formed in 1980 and now part of the First Auto Works (FAW) group, WFIERI has a longstanding reputation in the research and development of internal combustion engine fuel injection systems and associated technologies. Under the terms of the new agreement, WFIERI will provide support to Ricardo in its efforts to develop its rapidly growing presence within the Chinese engine manufacturing industries. At the same time Ricardo will assist WFIERI by providing technology focused consultancy services and support based on Ricardo’s extensive experience of engine development for international markets.
As the international consultant partner of WFIERI, Ricardo engineers will visit WFIERI frequently in order to exchange views on advanced technology and development strategies being adopted throughout the global automotive industry. In doing so Ricardo will in particular provide its views on the facilities, methods and technologies that are most appropriate to the Chinese market and to WFIERI’s business requirements. Both Ricardo and WFIERI envisage that their cooperation will lead to wide ranging collaboration on advanced technology programs over the coming years.
Ricardo and WFIERI share a common commitment to the development of next-generation technologies and products to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and reduce emissions.—Ricardo plc executive director Mark Garrett