CRRC has announced that it has opened its South Africa Rail Transit Technology Joint R&D Center in Johannesburg.
During the same event, CRRC and the University of the Witwatersrand, a South African public research university signed a cooperation agreement under which both sides will implement activities and projects within the newly research center.
The R&D center will be a new platform for CRRC and South African research institutes, universities as well as enterprises to cooperate with each other, to share their knowledge and to achieve win-win cooperation.
Currently, CRRC has established 15 overseas R&D centers in countries such as the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Israel, Russia, Turkey, South Africa.
Over the past five years CRRC invested more than USD 9 billion (58.4 billion yuan) in science and technology development, representing 5.34 percent of company’s total investment.
At the beginning of 2018, CRRC had 11 national R&D institutes, 20 national technology centers and 13 overseas R&D centers, covering the entire process from product development, simulation, experimental verification to achievement transformation.