ASAM plans cooperation with CATARC to open up Chinese market

The standardisation organisation ASAM e.V. and the Chinese state-owned company CATARC have signed a declaration of intent for strategic cooperation with the aim of promoting and disseminating ASAM standardisation on the Chinese market.

Höhenkirchen, – July 10, 2019 – ASAM (Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems) and CATARC (China Automotive Technology and Research Center) intend to cooperate on the Chinese market in the future. On May 17, 2019 in Tianjing, China, they signed a Memorandum of Understanding providing for strategic cooperation to promote and disseminate ASAM standardization in the Chinese automotive industry.

It has been agreed that ASAM will expand its activities to the Chinese market. To this end, ASAM intends to promote standardization in the local automotive industry by setting up a standardization process locally and introducing standards for the more efficient design of vehicle development processes and workflows.

CATARC will work with ASAM in the area of Jihu Zheng, CEO ofCATARC Automotive Data Center (left)and Armin Rupalla, Member of the Board of ASAM e.V. (right) after signing the letter of intent. (Source: CATARC)
standardization and implementation of these goals. In addition, you will assist in the acquisition and integration of Chinese members. As a state-owned company, CATARC also offers the opportunity to support ASAM in administrative matters.

For cooperation, ASAM and CATARC have decided to establish a working group called “C-ASAM”. This working group will represent ASAM in the Chinese market and will ensure the implementation of the vision and development plan as defined in the Declaration. C-ASAM will conduct ASAM-relevant research activities, provide demonstrations and training for local companies and market ASAM standards.

Armin Rupalla, member of the board of ASAM e.V., explains: “This cooperation takes ASAM a big step forward in its internationalization. It enables us to further disseminate the standards and to expand the competences in ASAM through new members. We are looking forward to a fruitful cooperation”.

Mr. Shuai Zaho, representative of CATARC Automotive Data Center, explains: “CATARC’s goal is to promote innovation and efficiency in China. We are convinced that ASAM and especially the ASAM standards will help the Chinese automotive industry to increase process efficiency. In addition, our companies will be able to operate globally and collaborate with partner companies worldwide. We are pleased to offer our services to ASAM and future ASAM members in this regard”.

The final contract to establish C-ASAM is expected to be signed before the end of this year.

Source: Asam