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24/06/2021 News

China : Great Wall Motor and TotalEnergies strengthen their strategic cooperation

Baoding, June 8, 2021. Great Wall Motor (GWM) a leading Chinese car manufacturer with an independent R&D force and TotalEnergies, a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale, signed two agreements in Baoding, China, to strengthen their partnership in future R&D and international business cooperation.

A joint lab on new energy vehicle fluids

The first cooperation is related to a joint technical and development laboratory contract for further collaboration on new energy vehicle fluids. TotalEnergies will continue to invest in the equipment of the joint laboratory at the GWM HAVAL Technical Center. TotalEnergies will draw on its extensive experience and know-how in lubricant research and development to provide GWM with technical support, establish norms and standards for lubricant use, and carry out key projects such as retrofitting existing engines and developing new engines. This opening ceremony demonstrates the long-term commitment of both parties to pursue technical excellence and develop world-class products and services to meet consumer demands.

Mrs Hongyan SHAN, Vice President of GWM said: “Since our cooperation with TotalEnergies started in 2009, we regard TotalEnergies as a valuable technical partner; both parties have several achievements on lubricant development, and with the further collaboration based on the joint lab, we expect more innovation and contribution in the area of fluid development for new energy vehicles.”

Mr. Ian LEPETIT, President of Total (China) Investment, commented: “Great Wall Motor and TotalEnergies share the same core values: focus on innovation, professionalism, competence, and customer orientation. We are delighted with this renewal which will allow our two companies to continue efforts in research and development to offer customers products that best meet their needs. The Joint Lab will allow us to focus on new energy vehicles, technologies and products to be resolutely future-oriented.”

The overseas cooperation

The two companies have also renewed their strategic overseas cooperation for the fourth time since 2012. TotalEnergies continues to be GWM’s recommended partner for the sales of lubricants across all Great Wall Motor’ overseas after sales service networks. Both companies will continue to demonstrate their commitment to sustainable growth in the global market and their partnership in developing world-class products and services to best meet their customers' expectations.

During the ceremony, Cui Kai, Vice President of GWM and Ian LEPETIT, President of Total (China) Investment, on behalf of GWM and TotalEnergies respectively, renewed the strategic cooperation framework agreement. Meanwhile, Liu Xiangshang, Vice President of GWM and Stephane DION, Managing Director of Total Lubricants (China) signed the cooperation declaration letter in Baoding.


About Great Wall Motor

Great Wall Motor Company Limited (hereinafter referred to as "GWM") is a world-renowned manufacturer, owns five brands, that is HAVAL, WEY, ORA, TANK and GWM Pickup, and products cover three categories: SUV, passenger car and pickup. It was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2003 and the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2011. GWM has been listed among "China's Top 500 Enterprises", “The Best of Asia-Pacific’s Biggest Listed Companies”, “Forbes Global 2000”, and “BrandZ Top 100 Most Valuable Chinese brands” for years. GWM is the first Chinese auto enterprise among the members of Hydrogen Council. By the end of 2020, its assets had reached 154.2 billion CNY. With over 80 holding subsidiaries, the Company has more than 70,000 employees.

About Total Lubricants China

Total Lubricants (China) Co. Ltd. (TLC) is an affiliate of broad energy Group TotalEnergies. TLC has been a major supplier of lubricants in China for more than 20 years with headquarters in Shanghai. With over 510 employees, three lubricants production sites and an efficient supply chain in China, TLC is committed to serving our customers.

About TotalEnergies' Lubricants business

TotalEnergies is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of lubricants, with 42 production sites around the world and more than 5,800 employees in 150 countries. TotalEnergies' Lubricants business offers innovative, high-performance and environmentally friendly products and services, developed by its R&D centers, which employ over 130 researchers. TotalEnergies' lubricants business is a key partner for players in the automotive, industrial and marine markets.

About the Marketing & Services division of TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies’ Marketing & Services business segment offers its professional and private customers a wide range of broad energy products and services—petroleum products, biofuels, charging and related services for electric vehicles, gas for road and maritime transportation—to support them in their mobility and help them reduce their carbon footprint. Every day, over 8 million customers visit our 16,000 service-stations all over the world. As the world’s number four in lubricants, we design and sell high-performance products for the automotive, industrial and maritime sectors. And to provide the best response to the needs of our B2B customers, we deploy our sales forces, our international logistics network and our diverse offering. We operate in 107 countries, where our 31,000 employees stand close to all of our customers. 

About TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies is a broad energy company that produces and markets energies on a global scale: oil and biofuels, natural gas and green gases, renewables and electricity. Our 105,000 employees are committed to energy that is ever more affordable, clean, reliable and accessible to as many people as possible. Active in more than 130 countries, TotalEnergies puts sustainable development in all its dimensions at the heart of its projects and operations to contribute to the well-being of people. ​

Great Wall Motor contacts:

Media Relations: Xiaochen LIU |  [email protected]

Total Lubricants China contacts

Media Relations : Yoyo CHEN | [email protected]

TotalEnergies Lubricants’ division contact :

Media Relations : Sophie Pailhoriès  | [email protected]

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