GAEI Vehicles Earn 5 Star China NCAP Rating With Full Occupant Safety System From TRW

 GAEI Vehicles Earn 5 Star China NCAP Rating With Full Occupant Safety System
                                   From TRW

PR Newswire

AUTO SHANGHAI, China, April 22, 2013

AUTO SHANGHAI, China, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --TRW Automotive Holdings
Corp. (NYSE: TRW) has started production with a full range of occupant safety
systems for two GAEI (Guangzhou Automotive Engineering Institute) vehicle
platforms in China. The Trumpchi Sedan and Trumpchi GS5 SUV both received a 5
star rating from China New Car Assessment Program (NCAP), and TRW was also
presented with an 'Excellent Development Supplier' award from GAEI in
recognition of its contribution toward the rating.

Norbert Kagerer, vice president engineering, TRW Occupant Safety Systems,
commented: "As a leading supplier with the broadest portfolio of safety
technologies, TRW is well positioned to support customers with a fully
integrated system. This can offer a number of benefits including know-how and
expertise from a proven systems supplier; streamlined communications, with a
single point of contact; quicker cycle times; and cost efficiency. It means
that we can work with our customers more closely throughout the entire

"The GAEI award and the 5 star rating is testament to the close collaboration
and excellent partnership we have forged, as well as confirmation of the
protection offered by TRW's safety technologies."

On both GAEI vehicles, TRW supplies the passenger airbag, driver airbag, side
airbag, curtain airbag, front and rear seat belts and the electronic control
unit (ECU). As well as the design and manufacture of the products, TRW was
responsible for the entire testing program including areas such as hardware
simulation, time-to-fire characteristics, tuning, system integration and more
– continually optimizing performance.

"This is an excellent example of how we find that we are closely cooperating
with our customers in China. As well as GAEI, TRW is working with several
other vehicle manufacturers offering a similar range of occupant safety
technologies and systems integration expertise. We see the demand for this
full systems approach growing in the coming years. Furthermore, as a supplier
of braking, steering and electronics products, TRW also has the competencies
to integrate our OSS solutions with other active safety systems," added

TRW has expanded its footprint in China considerably to meet the needs of the
rapidly growing market. The Company now has more than 20 sites in China,
including technical research and development centers, manufacturing and
production, corporate facilities and a winter test track. TRW plans to invest
in further locations to accommodate increasing testing and validation

About TRW

With 2012 sales of $16.4 billion, TRW Automotive ranks among the world's
leading automotive suppliers. Headquartered in Livonia, Michigan, USA, the
Company, through its subsidiaries, operates in 25 countries and employs
approximately 65,000 people worldwide. TRW Automotive products include
integrated vehicle control and driver assist systems, braking systems,
steering systems, suspension systems, occupant safety systems (seat belts and
airbags), electronics, engine components, fastening systems and aftermarket
replacement parts and services. All references to "TRW Automotive", "TRW" or
the "Company" in this press release refer to TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. and
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