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ElringKlinger in China

Worldwide system partner to the automotive industry.

Headquartered in Germany.

As an independent and globally positioned supplier, the ElringKlinger Group is a powerful and reliable partner to the automotive industry. Be it car or commercial vehicle, be it optimized combustion engine, hybrid technology, or electric motor – we offer innovative solutions for all types of drive system in passenger cars and commercial vehicles. In doing so, we are making a committed contribution to sustainable mobility.

Our lightweighting concepts help to reduce the overall weight of vehicles. As a result, vehicles powered by diesel or gasoline engines consume less fuel and emit less CO2, while electric trucks and cars benefit from an extended range. Developing cutting-edge battery and fuel cell technology as well as electric drive units, we were among the frontrunners when it came to positioning ourselves as a specialist in the field of e-mobility.

At the same time, we are committed to evolving our sealing technology for a wide range of applications. Our shielding systems are designed to ensure high-end temperature and acoustics management throughout the vehicle. Dynamic precision parts developed by ElringKlinger can be used in all types of drive system.

Additionally, the Group's portfolio includes engineering services, tooling technology, and products made of high-performance plastics, which are also marketed to industries beyond the automotive sector. Battery and fuel cell systems engineered by ElringKlinger are also used in non-automotive applications.

10,000 employees. 45 locations worldwide.

Our efforts are supported by a dedicated workforce of more than 10,000 people at 45 ElringKlinger Group locations around the globe.

History

Present in China since 1993.

The ElringKinger Group has four locations and more than 1,400 employees in China

1879: Paul Lechler establishes a merchandising business in Stuttgart, Germany, for technical products and gaskets (later Elring GmbH).

1885: Foundation of Richard Klinger GmbH in Austria.

1993: Foundation of the first joint venture in China: Changchun Elring Gaskets Co. Ltd. Later renamed into Changchun ElringKlinger Ltd.

1994: Merger of Elring GmbH and Richard Klinger GmbH, later ElringKlinger AG

2008: Start of ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. in Qingdao, a sales office for products made from high-performance plastics (PTFE). 100% acquisition of Sevex Group Subsidiary in Suzhou: ElringKlinger China Ltd. (EKCI)

2011: Inauguration of new plant in Changchun; set up of R&D center for plastic housing modules at our plant in Suzhou.

2016: Inauguration of new plant in Suzhou, New District, set up of R&D center for thermal shielding systems.

2017: New plant in Chongqing city with a new production line for door carrier modules in lightweight design: ElringKlinger Chongqing Ltd.

2018: Start of test lab for fuel cell stacks at our plant in Suzhou.

 

Facts & Figures

ElringKlinger China Ltd.

  • Official inauguration at Suzhou Industrial Park in 2006. Since then
    EKCI has been growing rapidly and moved to Suzhou New District in 2016 – production capacity has been expanded.
  • Located in Suzhou (near Shanghai)
  • 20,000 square meters of running plant
  • 67,000 square meters of new facility under construction (start of production: 2015)
  • Fuel cell test lab under construction
  • Around 500 people are currently employed.

Changchun ElringKlinger Ltd.

  • Official inauguration in 1993. The company has been growing rapidly since then. In 2011 Changchun ElringKlinger Ltd. moved to current plant. Because of huge growth, we started plant extension in 2014 and put into use in 2015.
  • Located in Changchun
  • 48,000 square meters of total space
  • 800 people are currently employed.

ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.

  • Founded in 2007 as a trading company in Qingdao
  • 2019: Set up of Asia Competence Center and production of non-automotive components
  • About 2,500 square meters 
  • 25 people are currently employed

ElringKlinger Chongqing Ltd.

  • Established in 2017
  • Located in Chongqing
  • 3,000 square meters of running plant
  • Further expansion of plant area by 30,000 square meters in the next 2-3 years

Products & Technologies

Innovative products. Emerging technologies.

Found in almost every car on the planet. 

ElringKlinger China Ltd.

At ElringKlinger China Ltd. lightweight plastic components/plastic housing modules as well as shielding systems and PTFE components are manufactured. All major automobile manufacturers are served.

Lightweight Plastic components

Multifunctional, durable and efficient.

Industry requirements regarding functionality, safety, stability, environmental compatibility, design and comfort are exacting. With its comprehensive expertise in materials, processes and fabrication, ElringKlinger is in a position to meet this challenge. Drawing on many years of experience, we offer lightweight components for drive train and car body.

At ElringKlinger, intelligent lightweight design means:

  • Reduced material use
  • High cost-effectiveness
  • Integration of numerous functions
  • Function test of complete module
  • Improved NVH characteristics
  • Design freedom
  • Shorter development times
  • Safe, simple assembly
  • Recycling capability

The first lightweight plastic component went into serial production at ElringKlinger at the end of the 1990s. Today, we are producing around 10 million units a year – and this volume is set to grow.

Lightweight plastic components for car bodies. Made to be tough.

Modern vehicles have to meet very exacting requirements with regard to functionality, safety, stability, environmental compatibility, design and comfort. By systematically exploiting our comprehensive expertise in materials, processes and fabrication, we can also offer customized lightweight components for vehicle bodies. These include cockpit cross-car beams and front-end carriers made of polymer-metal hybrids, engine and transmission mounts in glass-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and structural components based on organo sheet technology.

For more information concerning our lightweight plastic components, please go to: https://www.elringklinger.de/en/products-technologies/original-equipment...

 

Shielding Systems

The areas of a vehicle that develop high temperatures call for an effective thermal shielding solution. In addition, noise protection standards are becoming more and more demanding.

In its capacity as technology leader and major supplier of shielding parts, ElringKlinger always has the right solution to meet any challenge within these areas. We develop sophisticated shielding solutions designed to help bring vehicles in line with increasingly stringent legal requirements worldwide.

ElroTherm™ shielding systems. Thermal and acoustic management for the entire vehicle.

The management of temperatures in modern vehicles is becoming increasingly complex. Tightly packed components, engine encapsulation, minimal cooling air flows, catalytic converter technology and exhaust gas turbochargers result in high temperatures in the engine compartment, across the exhaust system and within the area of the underbody. At the same time, there are a growing number of temperature-sensitive components that have to be protected from heat. The demands on shielding technology have been increasing along with the number of applications. Thermal and acoustic shielding systems help engine and exhaust systems to function safely and reliably. In the process, they also contribute to enhanced driving comfort and environmental protection.

ElroCoustic™ shielding systems. Sound solutions Lighter, quieter, better performance.

The requirements made of modern motor vehicles are becoming more and more demanding. Long gone are the days when all that mattered were emissions, fuel consumption and preservation of resources. Today, regulations governing traffic and ride noise, for instance, are equally stringent. In fact, EU committees are currently discussing significant reductions in noise thresholds for new cars – to become mandatory as of 2019.

The challenge for manufacturers and suppliers lies not only in reducing noise around the vehicle but also in the interior. The focus is on space-saving, lightweight and multifunctional shielding systems that can be seamlessly integrated into the vehicle design. The ElroCoustic™ systems developed by ElringKlinger are the perfect solution for all applications where the priority is noise reduction. The emphasis is on minimizing vibration noise from large components and suppressing intrinsic noise.

For more information concerning our shielding systems, please got to:
http://www.elringklinger.de/en/products-technologies/original-equipment/...

 

Engineered Plastics

Engineered Plastics

Engineered for excellence – ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH

The tailor-made gaskets and components developed by our subsidiary ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH are used in a wide range of industrial applications such as chemical and equipment engineering, medical and laboratory technology, mechanical engineering and food technology. The materials used: high-performance PTFE, PTFE compounds and the newly developed thermoplastic material Moldflon™. For greater efficiency and better performance even in the toughest conditions.

For further information, please visit the website of ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics (external link). 

 

Development services by ElringKlinger China Ltd.
Fuel cell test laboratory under construction.

PEM Fuel Cell stacks are highly efficient solutions for tomorrow's mobility needs.
Industry experts are unanimous in their verdict that alongside battery technology the polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell (PEMFC) marks a breakthrough in e-mobility.

Key benefits:

  • High power density
  • Highly dynamic power provision
  • Market-ready technology

 

Our PEMFC stacks are trialled and approved at our own test lab, which is currently under construction. Our brand new laboratory is capable of simulating system conditions. Both the stack and its components will consistently withstand extreme conditions as part of endurance testing.

ElringKlinger is able to draw on existing process and quality management that meets the stringent requirements imposed on suppliers to the automotive industry.

Our PEM fuel cell stacks are used in mobile applications within the industrial sector, e.g. small utility vehicles and material-handling equipment. 

Changchun ElringKlinger Ltd.

At Changchun ElringKlinger Ltd. cylinder-head gaskets, specialty gaskets, shielding systems, metal elastomer gaskets as well as plastic cam cover are manufactured. All major automobile manufacturers are served.

Cylinder-head gaskets

Over 100 years of know-how.

Our company’s story began in 1879, when it started trading in gaskets and other technical products. Today, ElringKlinger is the leading supplier of cylinder-head gaskets.

Most of the world’s major automobile manufacturers put their trust in our exceptional quality and reliability. Cylinder-head gaskets play a key role in the ongoing refinement of engine technology, particularly for high-performance diesel engines and gasoline engines with direct fuel injection. Every year we produce around 30,000,000 cylinder-head gaskets worldwide. Our MetaloflexTM brand has made us the world’s largest manufacturer of metal layer cylinder-head gaskets. ElringKlinger offers the perfect sealing solution for every engine concept and the support of a highly efficient engineering service that accelerates the development process from original idea to production readiness.

Efficient. Reliable. Cost-effective. Custom-made.

Cylinder-head gaskets from ElringKlinger reliably prevent leakage of fuel gas, coolant and oil. Acting as a load transmission element between crankcase and cylinder head, they also have a considerable influence on the distribution of forces within the entire bracing system and the resulting elastic component deformations.

There is no standard solution for modern engines. The increasing demands call for an exact match between cylinder-head gasket and engine.
Cylinder-head gaskets produced by ElringKlinger are sophisticated components that are always customized to requirements. The technical superiority of our products is especially apparent in diesel engines and high-performance gasoline engines with direct fuel injection and is reflected in the following key features:

  • Metal technology
  • Flexible seal with beads for macro sealing
  • Elastomer coating for micro sealing
  • High thermal stability
  • Compensation of high dynamic sealing gap movement
  • Variable installed thicknesses, dead space minimization

For more information concerning our cylinder-head gaskets, please go to
http://www.elringklinger.de/en/products-technologies/original-equipment/...

Specialty gaskets

Extremely versatile. Extremely robust. Always a perfect fit.

Modern sealing systems have to be able to meet a number of challenges. ElringKlinger supplies highly efficient, tailor-made products designed for a wide range of sealing applications relating to engines, transmissions, exhaust systems and auxiliary aggregates. The material and design of each solution is always matched precisely to the specific tasks and requirements.

What is more, additional elements can be incorporated into ElringKlinger specialty gaskets where needed, e.g. heat shields, filters, sensors and pre-assembly components. Our pedigree of excellence is based on 136 years of hands-on knowledge in the field of gasket engineering.

For more information concerning our sealing systems, please go to:
http://www.elringklinger.de/en/products-technologies/original-equipment/...

Elastomer gaskets

For more information concerning our elastomer gaskets, please go to:

https://www.elringklinger.de/en/products-technologies/gaskets/speciality-gaskets#ui-id-4

Shielding systems

The areas of a vehicle that develop high temperatures call for an effective thermal shielding solution. In addition, noise protection standards are becoming more and more demanding.

In its capacity as technology leader and major supplier of shielding parts, ElringKlinger always has the right solution to meet any challenge within these areas. We develop sophisticated shielding solutions designed to help bring vehicles in line with increasingly stringent legal requirements worldwide.

ElroTherm™ shielding systems. Thermal and acoustic management for the entire vehicle.

The management of temperatures in modern vehicles is becoming increasingly complex. Tightly packed components, engine encapsulation, minimal cooling air flows, catalytic converter technology and exhaust gas turbochargers result in high temperatures in the engine compartment, across the exhaust system and within the area of the underbody. At the same time, there are a growing number of temperature-sensitive components that have to be protected from heat. The demands on shielding technology have been increasing along with the number of applications. Thermal and acoustic shielding systems help engine and exhaust systems to function safely and reliably. In the process, they also contribute to enhanced driving comfort and environmental protection.

ElroCoustic™ shielding systems. Sound solutions Lighter, quieter, better performance.

The requirements made of modern motor vehicles are becoming more and more demanding. Long gone are the days when all that mattered were emissions, fuel consumption and preservation of resources. Today, regulations governing traffic and ride noise, for instance, are equally stringent. In fact, EU committees are currently discussing significant reductions in noise thresholds for new cars – to become mandatory as of 2019.

The challenge for manufacturers and suppliers lies not only in reducing noise around the vehicle but also in the interior. The focus is on space-saving, lightweight and multifunctional shielding systems that can be seamlessly integrated into the vehicle design. The ElroCoustic™ systems developed by ElringKlinger are the perfect solution for all applications where the priority is noise reduction. The emphasis is on minimizing vibration noise from large components and suppressing intrinsic noise.

For more information concerning our shielding systems, please got to:
http://www.elringklinger.de/en/products-technologies/original-equipment/...

Lightweight plastic components

Multifunctional, durable and efficient.

Industry requirements regarding functionality, safety, stability, environmental compatibility, design and comfort are exacting. With its comprehensive expertise in materials, processes and fabrication, ElringKlinger is in a position to meet this challenge. Drawing on many years of experience, we offer lightweight components for drive train and car body.

At ElringKlinger, intelligent lightweight design means:

  • Reduced material use
  • High cost-effectiveness
  • Integration of numerous functions
  • Function test of complete module
  • Improved NVH characteristics
  • Design freedom
  • Shorter development times
  • Safe, simple assembly
  • Recycling capability

The first lightweight plastic component went into serial production at ElringKlinger at the end of the 1990s. Today, we are producing around 10 million units a year – and this volume is set to grow.

Lightweight plastic components for car bodies. Made to be tough.

Modern vehicles have to meet very exacting requirements with regard to functionality, safety, stability, environmental compatibility, design and comfort. By systematically exploiting our comprehensive expertise in materials, processes and fabrication, we can also offer customized lightweight components for vehicle bodies. These include cockpit cross-car beams and front-end carriers made of polymer-metal hybrids, engine and transmission mounts in glass-fiber-reinforced thermoplastics and structural components based on organo sheet technology.

For more information concerning our lightweight plastic components, please go to: https://www.elringklinger.de/en/products-technologies/original-equipment...

ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.

ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics (Qingdao) Co., Ltd. is a company specialized in sealing solutions, tubing and modular solutions made of high-performance plastics such as PTFE, PEEK or MoldflonTM thermoplastic material. Our proven solutions are suitable for various industry sectors such as automotive, e-mobility, medical, aerospace, food, compressor, valve, general machinery as well as energy and chemical industry. With the departments Sales, Application Engineering and Non-Automotive Production we meet the needs of Asian customers.

For further information, please visit the website of ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics (external link). 

 

ElringKlinger Chongqing Ltd.

At ElringKlinger Chongqing Ltd. we manufacture lightweight plastic/structural components such as door carrier modules.

More detailed information on door carrier modules, our varios technologies and all products in the lightweight plastics segment is provided in our brochure

“Lightweight plastic components. For cars and commercial vehicles.”

For more information concerning our entire product portfolio, please go to:
https://www.elringklinger.de/en/products-technologies

 

 

 

Jobs & Career

ElringKlinger has developed into a global player. Over 10,000 employees at 45 locations worldwide contribute to our success. In particular, they value ElringKlinger’s flat hierarchies, open culture of communication, and attractive prospects for career advancement as well as the opportunity to make a direct contribution to the business and to work independently within an international environment. Our joint ambition: to drive the future.

ElringKlinger China Ltd.

Elringklinger China Ltd. established a young and offensive team through the past ten years. Integrity and loyalty, learning and innovation, responsibility-taking and harmonious sharing are our core company values. We meet our employees at eye level and see them as are our greatest asset. We respect each individual personality, promote career planning and innovation. In this way, we guarantee personal development as the basis for excellent work.

What do we offer our employees in China?

At ElringKlinger China Ltd. we offer a competitive welfare system, a training program tailored to your needs and broad individual development opportunities. We have a lot to offer, this also includes:

  • Free transportation
  • Free canteen
  • Five-day-week
  • Free use of a specific fitness studio and annual health check
  • Annual excursion and team building
  • Annual dinner party and family day activities

Furthermore you will:

  • get the opportunity to work in a team of highly professional colleagues.
  • have a work environment to develop your skills and knowledge.
  • get extensive, ongoing training (internal and external), especially at our Corporate Headquarters in Germany.
  • get your personal career plan.
  • have the opportunity to gain an insight into the various areas of our company or to contribute your specialist knowledge.
  • build your personal ElringKlinger network.
  • benefit from a culture that embraces innovative thinking and entrepreneurial spirit.
  • be part of a global team that serves the whole Chinese market.

Become part of a global team! Become part of our success story! We are always looking for motivated employees. Start your career in China at a German automotive supplier!

 

Changchun ElringKlinger Ltd.

We offer you great opportunities for personal development in a local and international environment.

What do we offer our employees?

We offer competitive benefits, such as:

  • Free shuttle bus
  • Free canteen
  • Health check

Furthermore you will:

  • get a personal career path planning and development.
  • get trainings at our Corporate Headquarters in Germany.
  • get leadership, soft skill and language training.
  • build your personal ElringKlinger network.

Become part of a global team! Become part of our success story! We are always looking for motivated employees. Start your career successfully in China at a German automotive supplier!

ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.

Do you want to participate to our Chinese business unit and to be one part of the story? We are waiting for you to be part of us!

Our sales office is located in the beautiful harbor city Qingdao, Shandong. Currently, we have 23 employees working in sales, customer service, application engineering, HR, finance as well as in the production department. We have an intercultural team which comes from China, Korea and Japan. We provide opportunities for training and development in an international environment and encourage our employees to dig more individual capacity and to get more growth chances.

What do we offer our employees?

Our sophisticated technology solutions drive us to be outstanding in various industry sectors such as automotive, e-mobility, medical, aerospace, food, compressor, valve, general machinery as well as energy and chemical industry.

We also form an entire chain with sales, application engineering and non-automotive production to meet different kinds of needs for Asian customers.

We maintain very cordial relations with our employees. From here you can get:

  • motivated colleagues and enthusiastic team members.
  • trainings at our Corporate Headquarters in Germany.
  • high self & independent responsibility for working.
  • constructive corporate communication to discuss the working issues.
  • interesting team building activities.
  • be involved in decision-making-processes.
  • build your personal ElringKlinger network.
  • be part of a global team that serves the whole Asia market.

Become part of a global team and start your career at a diversified industries supplier!

ElringKlinger Chongqing Ltd.

What do we offer our employees?

We are a young, energetic and creative team. ElringKlinger Chongqing Ltd. is willing to offer a great working environment and a good life to our employees, which includes:

  • Great career development opportunities
  • Good working atmosphere with a global team of professional colleagues
  • Access to the best equipment and advanced technology
  • Comprehensive training (internal, external and overseas)
  • Competitive salary and benefit (social insurance, shuttle bus, working dinner, festival benefits, physical check, family day, sports events, etc.)
  • Safe and neat work place

Become part of a global team! Start your career in China at a German automotive supplier!

Contact

ElringKlinger China Ltd.

ElringKlinger China Ltd.

660 Lu Shan Road, SND, Suzhou
Jiangsu, 215129
PR China

E-Mail: info.cn@elringklinger.com
Phone: +86 512 8566 7745

 

General Manager

Humphrey Chen

Changchun ElringKlinger Ltd.

Changchun ElringKlinger Ltd.

118 Jinzhou Street
E. & T. Development Zone
130033 Changchun / Jilin Province
PR China

E-Mail: info.cn@elringklinger.com
Phone: +86 431 8587 8500

General Manager

Dr. Peter Lindner

ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.

ElringKlinger Engineered Plastics (Qingdao) Co., Ltd.

Room 101 & 201, Building A2, 1000 Yuntai Shan Rd.
International Innovation Park, Sino German Ecopark, Huangdao District 
Qingdao, Shandong Province
266500, PR China

E-Mail: ektc-info@elringklinger.com
Phone: +86 532 6872 2830

General Manager

Bo Sun

ElringKlinger Chongqing Ltd.

ElringKlinger Chongqing Ltd.

No. 230, Lianggang Avenue
Yubei District, Chongqing
401120, PR China

E-Mail: info.cn@elringklinger.com
Phone: +86 23 8856 6299

General Manager

Humphrey Chen