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TÜV Rheinland looks to future of ASEAN market at the China-ASEAN Forum on Automotive Industry Cooperation

Posted by TUV Rheinland on Sep 7, 2018 6:15:44 PM
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The global automotive sector continues to evolve from traditional vehicles manufacturing to value-adding production, such as the development and innovation of new autonomous and electric vehicle models. Meanwhile, China solidifies its position as a global automotive manufacturing hub, and is expected to be the world's largest market for electric and hybrid car by 2035.


China is also expected to commence issuance of licences for real world testing of autonomous vehicles with new capabilities developed via the Shanghai International Automobile City. The country had initiated partnerships in the region, such as with Indonesia, with investments in R&D and testing of new automotive standards.

These developments will have important ramifications on the automotive industry landscape in Asia, especially in the neighboring ASEAN countries.

TÜV Rheinland will be one of the key presenters at the upcoming China-ASEAN Forum on Automotive Industry Cooperation, organised by CATARC, slated to take place on Sep 11, 2018, at Liuzhou International Convention and Exhibition Center, Guangxi, China. Mr. Stefan Heuer will be our featured speaker at this event, where he will take the audience through some of the recent hot topics in the industry:

  • The updated status and trends of the automotive industry and market in ASEAN
  • New changes and future trends of ASEAN Autmotive industry policies and regulations
  • Suggestions for Chinese automakers looking to enter ASEAN market

Speaker Profile

stefan heuerStefan Heuer is the Vice President - Mobility of Asia Pacific Management and also the Managing Director of TÜV Rheinland Thailand since 2012. His responsibilities include the promotion of  Global Technology Assessment Center established in 2011 and the development of Mobility services for Automotive Component Testing (ACT). Prior to this, he helmed the role of CEO & Representative Director at TÜV Rheinland Korea. Stefan Heuer started his career with TÜV Rheinland in 1996 as a Project Engineer and was promoted to General Manager heading the Fukuoka and Hiroshima Office of TÜV Rheinland Japan in 1999. Stefan Heuer holds a Master's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the University of Applied Sciences Hanover.

About TÜV Rheinland

TÜV Rheinland is a global leader in independent inspection services, founded 145 years ago. The group employs 19,700 people around the globe. Annual revenue is more than €1.9 billion. The independent experts stand for quality and safety for people, technology and the environment in nearly all industrial sectors and areas of life. TÜV Rheinland inspects technical equipment, products and services, and oversees projects, processes and information security for companies. Its experts train people in a wide range of careers and industries. To this end, the company operates a global network of approved labs and testing and education centres. Since 2006, TÜV Rheinland has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact to promote sustainability and combat corruption.

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Topics: e-mobility, Mobility, automotive