Eminox expands into China in new joint venture

UK specialists in after treatment for heavy duty diesel vehicles and emissions reductions Eminox has announced a joint venture with Chinese manufacturer Funwick Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

The new operation, Eminox China Ltd., will offer a range of exhaust and emission control solutions primarily for the Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) sector. It will also offer capabilities in specialist methane catalysts for gas engines and complex pipework solutions.

The new company will be based on the border of Shanghai and Suzhou in a 2,500m2 facility, which will utilise the technical expertise of Eminox’s UK operations, whilst starting to build its own team.

This will give it the ability to develop solutions to meet challenging requirements, utilising sophisticated design and simulation tools, combined with prototyping and validation.

These include Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA) and Noise vibration and harshness (NVH) analysis.

The joint venture comes at a time when air pollution is a major environmental challenge in China, with rapid growth and increasing vehicle populations.

The Ministry of Environmental Protection, as well as vehicle and equipment manufacturers, are now taking steps to address this issue, as emissions limits for diesel engine vehicles sold in China are being progressively reduced to near zero levels.

Eminox specialises in delivering flexible solutions to meet Euro, Stage and Tier legislation, which has seen a continued reduction in emissions over the years. The latest near-zero emissions technologies are being used by European OEMs in the on-road, non-road, rail and marine sectors.

Mark Runciman, Senior Director at Eminox, said:

“Our original equipment business is growing and we now supply to leading global OEMs. This joint venture expands Eminox’s capabilities beyond our UK operations, allowing us to meet expectations for an increasingly global supply base. Combined with our UK operation, which was relocated to a larger facility in 2013, our joint venture with Funwick gives us much greater capacity, flexibility and access to new markets. We believe that there is significant potential for growth in China as OEMs look for proven after-treatment solutions.”

Eminox currently supplies to global OEMs, such as CNH Industrial, Caterpillar, Liebherr, Volvo and Hitachi. It is also currently working with a number of OEMs to meet the new European Stage V requirements from 2019.

Eminox specialise in retrofit emissions technology and has upgraded thousands of vehicles in major cities across Europe and Hong Kong, with its SCRT® system.

Funwick Manufacturing Co., Ltd. already achieves TS16949 automotive standard and currently operates a successful joint venture with Eminox’s sister company, Teconnex, which means there is an existing relationship and strong cultural fit.

Ronny Zhou, Chairman of Funwick Manufacturing Co., Ltd.:

“Our joint venture with Eminox is an excellent strategic fit for both businesses. It brings together our manufacturing expertise with Eminox’s proven technological leadership in exhaust after treatment systems. Being able to present advanced solutions to OEM customers will offer both businesses huge scope for growth.”

For more information on the full range of Eminox exhaust after treatment systems, visit: www.eminox.fifteen.dev or call: 00 44 (0)1427 810088.

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