“HARMAN has been a trusted supplier to European, American, Korean, and Japanese automakers for many years, and we are pleased that Changan Motors has chosen us for this momentous project,” said Dinesh C. Paliwal, President, Chairman and CEO of HARMAN. “This is an important new relationship for HARMAN, as Changan Motors becomes a major part of China’s luxury auto market. Together with Changan we will jointly open a new path in China in the area of in-car information and entertainment products.”
HARMAN currently has more than 1,200 employees in China, and maintains four manufacturing operations and two R&D centers across the southern, eastern, and northern regions of China. HARMAN recently served as a supplier and sponsor to the 2010 Shanghai World Expo, and provided landmark audio installations at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and China National Day Celebration. HARMAN serves numerous automotive and professional audio customers in China, and was Platinum Sponsor for the 2011 Miss Universe China Pageant.