Lear, Shinry Forming Joint Venture For Onboard Vehicle Chargers

Lear, Shinry Form Joint Venture For Onboard Vehicle Chargers

The Shenzhen, China-based joint venture integrates product portfolios, expands customer base.

Lear Corp., a global automotive technology leader in seating and e-Systems, has signed a definitive agreement to establish a joint venture with Shinry Technologies Co. Ltd., a China-based Tier 1 supplier of electronics for electric vehicles.

The completion of the approval and registration of the joint venture is anticipated within the fourth quarter of 2021, and the joint venture management team is expected to be finalized this year. Located in Shenzhen, China, the joint venture will integrate complementary portfolios of advanced onboard vehicle chargers and next generation multi-function integrated power modules from both companies to serve a broad range of regional and global automakers.

“This joint venture supports our strategy of identifying products where we can leverage our core capabilities to grow our business in the electric vehicle segment,” said Doug Brandt, Lear global vice president, electronics. “Together, Lear and Shinry offer expanded capabilities to meet the requirements for world-class design and performance, cost competitive products and high-quality manufacturing facilities.”

Founded in 2005, Shinry operates R&D Centers in Shenzhen and Wuhan, and operates facilities in Shenzhen with an additional location planned in Shanghai.

“Shinry’s extensive research and development innovations provide electric vehicles with more intelligent onboard charging solutions. This agreement with Lear is one more manifestation of Shinry’s ‘Brand Upward’ strategy, as Shinry has delivered millions of units after many years of mass production. The agreement will result in advantages and a win-win for both parties and contribute to the global realization of more sustainable mobility,” said Dr. Renhua Wu, Shinry chairman and general manager. 

“Onboard chargers efficiently convert incoming alternating current from a charging station into direct current stored in a vehicle battery, playing an essential role in electric vehicles by reducing charging time and increasing driving range,” said Sng Yih, Lear vice president, Asia E-Systems. “Different vehicles have different specifications for onboard chargers. By partnering with Shinry, we are broadening our extensive suite of advanced onboard chargers.”

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