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GM to complete China Advanced Technical Center in 2012

The second phase of GM's China Advanced Technical Center, the most comprehensive advanced automotive technology development center in China, is on track to open in the second half of 2012.

Construction on GM's China Advanced Technical Center began in late summer and is about one-fourth complete. GM

General Motors announced that the second phase of its China Advanced Technical Center (ATC) will open in 2012.

According to GM, this is the most-comprehensive advanced automotive technology development center in China, and it will focus on advanced design, vehicle engineering, advanced power-train development, urban mobility, and manufacturing processes.

The 65,000-square-meter facility, located next to GM China International Operations and GM China Headquarters in Shanghai, will house 62 test labs and nine research labs, and will employ more than 300 engineers, designers, researchers, and technicians.

"The establishment of the ATC is proof of GM's commitment to advanced technology leadership," said GM China Group President and Managing Director Kevin Wale in a press release. "Our local team is cooperating with GM teams around the globe to come up with solutions for sustainable development that will benefit China and the world."