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The Shanghai center will feature Messring's M=Wall, a barrier used to measure forces during vehicle impact (Photo: Messring)

Germany's Messring has received a second Chinese order for crash-testing equipment, underscoring that the world's largest car market is stepping up its interest in automotive safety.

Messring, a Munich-based maker of specialized crash-testing equipment, said the new facility was ordered by SMTC, a division of SAIC.

SAIC, which is one of China's largest car markets, builds vehicles under the MG and Rowe brands.

Messring said it will provide a load cell wall as well as cameras, data acquisition equipment, lighting and test evaluation tools.

The new facility will be located near Shanghai and  close to Messring's first project, which was a crash test site for the Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Center, an independent auto testing company.

The latest project is expected to be operational in 2014.