Plastic Omnium opens two new Research and Development centres in Belgium and China

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 04 Jul 2019


Plastic Omnium, the global Tier 1 supplier of fuel systems and emission reduction solutions with 38 plants in 19 countries, is strengthening its innovation strategy. The company has opened two new R&D centres in Belgium and China.

To meet the challenges of the car of the future, they will focus on emissions control and fuel systems, as well as new energy developments. Omegatech in Wuhan, China and Deltatech in Belgium represent a global investment of 100 million euros.

Omegatech, housing 150 engineers and technicians in Wuhan (China), provides Plastic Omnium with the resources to support its Asian customers in their quest for clean mobility. With already 57 projects in development, Omegatech will support the Group's rapid growth in China, where its fuel systems market share is expected to double to reach 17% by 2022.

Deltatech, close to Brussels Airport in Belgium, has begun operations from July 1. Focusing on emissions reduction and fuel systems, it is also the spearhead for research and development into new energies, fuel cells and hydrogen storage. By the end of the year, it is expected to house 150 engineers and technicians.

The reduction of polluting emissions is at the centre of Plastic Omnium’s innovation strategy for a cleaner, safer and more connected car.