China Automotive Technology & Research Center was set up in 1985 with the approval of State Commission of Science & Technology to meet the requirement of automotive industry management. It is not only the unique technical unit of the automotive industry, but a technical support organization affiliating to state governmental administration.
At the moment, there are 1,382 staff members in the center, including 638 technical staff. It has a total asset of RMB 780 million, a land area of 460 mu, a building area of 70,000 square meters and 12 districts.
With the orientation of Independence and Justice, the center assists the government in carrying out works involving automotive industry standard and technical laws and regulations, product certification and inspection, quality system certification, industrial planning and policy study, information service and soft science researches.