management company Eaton has signed a framework agreement with Great Wall
Motors Co. Ltd. (GWM) to create a
long-term strategic partnership that drives growth for both companies through
greater technical exchange and resource sharing. The agreement was signed
during an Eaton Tech Day held at GWM’s Baoding facility in China’s Hebei
Wall Motors is one of our key strategic partners in China’s vehicle market,”
said Curt Hutchins, president, Eaton Asia Pacific. “The new framework agreement
reflects our confidence in and commitment to China’s growing transportation
market. We will continue to work closely with Great Wall to provide safe and
reliable solutions that improve vehicle performance and reduce energy
the Tech Day event, Eaton showcased customised products for GWM vehicles, as
well as innovative solutions for electrical safety, “green” switches and lean
assembly lines. Among the vehicle technologies displayed were limited-slip
differentials, advanced fuel evaporation control systems, superchargers and
variable valve lift technologies. Eaton experts also detailed recent
achievements for electric and hybrid-electric cars, hydraulic tappets, cylinder
deactivation technologies and engine brakes.
recent Tech Day allowed us to enhance our relationship with Great Wall and
share ideas to improve automobile performance, safety and fuel economy as well
as advanced technologies for the hydraulic and electrical industries,” Hutchins
said. “This builds on our successful cooperation that covers a range of chassis
and engine components,” he added.
has been a supplier to Great Wall since 2004, providing locking differentials,
fuel vapor valves, engine valves and valve actuation components. Eaton’s
MLocker mechanical locking differential is installed in GWM’s first premium
pickup truck – the new Wingle 6 – and the EGerodisc electronic differential
will be offered on Great Wall sport-utility vehicles for the 2015 model year.
Eaton differentials provide increased safety when traveling on demanding road
conditions with reduced traction. During testing, Eaton’s MLocker helped the Wingle
6 successfully complete cross axis and ladder road tests and demonstrated
strong stability and performance in wading roads, side hills, camelback roads,
pits and crater roads.
Source: Eaton / Picture of Great Wall
Motors’ vehicle for representation purpose only
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