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Changan Automobile European Design Center was founded in 2006 in Turin, Italy, and the permanent base was inaugurated in 2012. Changan Europe is the first of Changan’s overseas R&D centres and plays a significant role among the three global design centres.
It has comprehensive development, technology and communication tools and is able to guarantee the smooth progress of each project, with real-time global sharing of information and technology as well as 24-hour continuous design operations. It is engaged in the entire development process of automotive design including interior and exterior design, advanced design, CAS modelling and post-process modelling. Each of its departments is composed of international professional teams, including creative designers, experienced modellers, and experts in CAS and engineering.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), the seventh-largest automaker in the world, designs, engineers, manufactures and sells passenger cars, light commercial vehicles, components and production systems worldwide.
The Group’s automotive brands are: Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Fiat Professional, Jeep, Lancia, Ram and Maserati, in addition to the SRT performance vehicle designation and Mopar, the parts and service brand. The Group’s businesses also include Comau (production systems), Magneti Marelli (components) and Teksid (iron and castings). In addition, the Group provides retail and dealer finance, leasing and rental services in support of the car business through subsidiaries, joint ventures and commercial agreements with specialised financing services providers.
FCA operates through companies located in 40 countries and has commercial relationships with customers in approximately 150 countries.
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 203,000 employees and 67 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing, financing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs and electrified vehicles, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles.
At the same time, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities through Ford Smart Mobility, the company’s plan to be a leader in connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience, and data and analytics. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company.
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Headquartered in Wolfsburg, Volkswagen is one of the world’s leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. In 2012, the Group increased the number of vehicles delivered to customers to over 9.2 million, a 12.2 percent share of the world passenger car market.
Group sales in 2011 totalled €192.7 billion with profit after tax of €21.9 billion.
The Group is made up of 12 brands from seven European countries: Volkswagen, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, Ducati, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Scania and MAN.
IAT Auto Technology Co. Ltd. is a China-based hi-tech enterprise that focuses on automobile development, assembly, auto-parts development, vehicle prototyping and tests. Established in 2002, it designs and develops automobile, powertrain, and electric vehicles. It has a professional team of more than 1,500 designers and engineers, including more than 60 foreign experts. Its headquarters is in Beijing, while the advance design centre is in Yixing, Jiangsu Province.
The company provides design consultancy and engineering services that include design and development of traditional and electric vehicles, product planning and show car construction and is one of the most competitive and influential independent automotive R&D companies in China. IAT has worked with 58 large international companies and Chinese local manufacturers on more than 200 projects. Meanwhile, IAT is expanding into global markets. The new IAT Global Design Team will be made up of full- and part-time designers located in various countries. Italian, American and German design studios are under construction now. Using this international design platform, IAT will utilise the best designers around the world to build better products for its clients.
Kinetic Will Associates (KWA) provides a full A-to-Z creative design service to a range of well-know auto industry clients. Since 2007, KWA’s experts have worked on styling, digital modelling, physical modelling, engineering, prototyping and more of both show cars and production cars for a host of carmakers.
We believe that everything is possible, and use our experience of more than 10 years to think beyond the normal and challenge the expectations of the automotive industry.
We have more than 30 years’ experience in digital design and over 12 years supplying top quality digital modellers, studio engineers and CGI artists, mostly within automotive. We also offer in-house design, taking an outline sketch or technical data through to exciting photo-realistic and/or interactive images, hence our tag line ‘Making it Real’.