News | 07/29/2021 Successful joint venture in China

Wiring of an HVAC unit for railway application

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Zhejiang Liebherr Zhongche Transportation Systems Co., Ltd. in the south-east of China develops, produces and services air conditioning technology and hydraulic actuation systems for all types of rail vehicles. The joint venture of Liebherr-Transportation Systems GmbH & Co KG, Korneuburg (Austria) and Guangzhou Zhongche Railway Vehicles Equipment Joint-Stock Co., Ltd. was established in 2006.

The two partners joined forces and contributed their expertise in order to lay the foundation for a success story: Liebherr possesses cutting-edge technology and is known as a reliable and innovative company in the international railway market. Zhongche Railway Vehicles Equipment Joint-Stock has a high reputation in China's railway industry.

Mutual understanding and a strong commitment by both joint venture partners have enabled the company to provide high-quality equipment and technical support to customers during the last 15 years. Zhejiang Liebherr Zhongche Transportation Systems has provided heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for about 6,500 railway cars so far.

The 15th anniversary of the joint venture is proof of Liebherr’s longtime commitment towards the Chinese market. It marks a milestone of an ongoing journey in order to meet the customers’ demands and to develop innovative products for the railway industry.

As business in the Chinese railway market has increased continuously during the last years, Liebherr founded an additional production facility in Pinghu in 2019: Liebherr-Transportation Systems (China) Co., Ltd.

The new company offers a complementary product portfolio and provides a sound base to develop, produce and maintain environmentally friendly air-conditioning systems, electro-hydraulic actuation systems as well as high performance cooling technology for Chinese customers and abroad.