Great Wall Motor (GWM) a leading Chinese car manufacturer with an
independent R&D force and TotalEnergies, a broad energy company that produces and markets
energies on a global scale, signed two agreements in Baoding, China, to strengthen their
partnership in future R&D and international business cooperation.
A joint lab on new energy vehicle fluids
The first cooperation is related to a joint technical and development laboratory contract for further
collaboration on new energy vehicle fluids. TotalEnergies will continue to invest in the equipment of
the joint laboratory at the GWM HAVAL Technical Center. TotalEnergies will draw on its extensive
experience and know-how in lubricant research and development to provide GWM with technical
support, establish norms and standards for lubricant use, and carry out key projects such as
retrofitting existing engines and developing new engines. This opening ceremony demonstrates the
long-term commitment of both parties to pursue technical excellence and develop world-class
products and services to meet consumer demands.
Mrs Hongyan SHAN, Vice President of GWM said: “Since our cooperation with TotalEnergies
started in 2009, we regard TotalEnergies as a valuable technical partner; both parties have several
achievements on lubricant development, and with the further collaboration based on the joint lab,
we expect more innovation and contribution in the area of fluid development for new energy
Mr. Ian LEPETIT, President of Total (China) Investment, commented: “Great Wall Motor and
TotalEnergies share the same core values: focus on innovation, professionalism, competence, and
customer orientation. We are delighted with this renewal which will allow our two companies to
continue efforts in research and development to offer customers products that best meet their needs.
The Joint Lab will allow us to focus on new energy vehicles, technologies and products to be
The overseas cooperation
The two companies have also renewed their strategic overseas cooperation for the fourth time since
2012. TotalEnergies continues to be GWM’s recommended partner for the sales of lubricants across
all Great Wall Motor’ overseas after sales service networks. Both companies will continue to
demonstrate their commitment to sustainable growth in the global market and their partnership in
developing world-class products and services to best meet their customers’ expectations.
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