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 Â close to Messring's first project, which was a crash test site for theÂ Shanghai Motor Vehicle Inspection Center, an independent auto testing company.
The latest project is expected to be operational in 2014.