Sustainable innovation is key to the automotive industry in China and it is of strategic importance to the biggest Chinese Automotive components producer, Yanfeng (YF).
YF is constantly focusing on differentiated solutions that will help address the environmental and energy impact of cars in China as well as in other parts of the world.
SABIC works closely with Yanfeng Business Units majoring in the design, development, manufacturing and sale of auto exterior and interior parts. Light-weighting technology is crucial to Yanfeng’s value proposition, as it is a way to improve fuel efficiency of vehicles while curbing their carbon emissions. With SABIC’s material and technical support, YF has been developing new solutions that reduce the weight of tailgates – one of their core products. SABIC’s technical expertise along with the use of STAMAX™ material in YF’s tailgate solutions has enabled this Tier-1 produce a tailgate that is up to 30% lighter than the conventional models used in the automotive industry today.
Such innovations have been recognized by the renowned publication Automotive News, which placed YF in the 18th place in their 2016 edition of the TOP 100 Automotive Component Supplier List.
According to YF, they have found in SABIC a reliable long-term global partner who can supply products of consistently high quality and work collaboratively to come up with innovative solutions. For YF, this winning relationship with a global value chain player is what matters to their long-term success and to the future of the automotive industry in China.
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