Open­ing cere­mony of the Weiqiao (Suzhou) Light­weight Research Center

Düs­sel­dorf, 04.05.2023

On 21 April, the open­ing cere­mony of the Weiqiao (Suzhou) Light­weight Research Cen­ter took place on the pic­tur­esque Huoli Island of Xiangcheng Dis­trict in Suzhou. The cere­mony was atten­ded by Bo Zhang, CEO of Shan­dong Weiqiao Pion­eer­ing Group, Lix­in Cui, Chair­man of Innov­a­tion Group, Hai Zhang, Dir­ect­or of Weiqiao (Suzhou) Light­weight Research Cen­ter, and Jiam­in Su, Chair­man of Shan­dong Hong’Ao Auto­mot­ive Light­weight Tech­no­logy Co. Ltd. and Suzhou Aojie Auto­mot­ive Tech­no­logy Co. Ltd. among oth­ers.  

The Weiqiao (Suzhou) Light­weight Research Cen­ter is a sci­entif­ic research insti­tu­tion fun­ded by the Shan­dong Weiqiao Pion­eer­ing Group. Using the Weiqiao Group’s high-qual­ity resources, it focuses on research­ing new mater­i­als and new meth­ods for light­weight alu­mini­um alloys. The research focus is on pro­duc­tion sta­bil­ity and tech­nic­al applic­a­tion research of light­weight alu­mini­um alloy mater­i­als for the auto­mot­ive industry.   

Cur­rently, the Weiqiao (Suzhou) Light­weight Research Cen­ter is in the pro­cess of build­ing a research team of nearly 30 people and estab­lish­ing a com­plete research and devel­op­ment sys­tem with four research depart­ments: The Research Insti­tute of High Per­form­ance Mater­i­al Design and Pre­par­a­tion Tech­no­lo­gies, Research Insti­tute of Numer­ic­al Sim­u­la­tion and Struc­tur­al Design, Research Insti­tute of Advanced Join­ing Tech­no­lo­gies, and Research Insti­tute of Resource Recyc­ling and Envir­on­ment­ally Friendly Pre­par­a­tion of Alu­mini­um Alloys. In the future, the Weiqiao (Suzhou) Light­weight Research Cen­ter will play an import­ant tech­nic­al role in the fields of trans­port, mar­ine engin­eer­ing and the ship­build­ing industry. 


About WEIQIAO Germany GmbH:

WEIQIAO Germany GmbH is a European sub­si­di­ary and European headquar­ters of the Chinese Shan­dong Weiqiao Pion­eer­ing Group. The group includes three lis­ted com­pan­ies, two of which are lis­ted in Hong Kong, 12 domest­ic and over­seas pro­duc­tion sites and over 100,000 employ­ees world­wide. The group cov­ers the com­plete value chain of the tex­tile and alu­min­um industry.