China

Serving both global and local OEMs, as well as leading tier 1 suppliers

With a combination of European expertise and Chinese resources and knowledge, we provide high-quality services along the full transportation industry value chain, especially in advanced engineering, vehicle development, technology & operational consulting.

Whether you choose our Expert on Demand service or Work Packages engagement, our teams can work from remote offices or directly on site. We aim to improve the quality of engineering services while optimizing their proximity, reactivity, flexibility and costs.

AKKA China will continue to develop its geographic footprint in line with customer needs and opportunities, with a new office to open in South China. Diversification of services is a top priority, with a focus on the aerospace industry, building on our strong OEM and airline relationships. As one of AKKA’s key strategic locations, AKKA China is pursuing an ambitious development plan combining internal growth with targeted acquisitions.

Key dates

— 1995

Joint lab between Daimler Chrysler and SIMIT

— 2000

Establishment of Daimler Chrysler SIM Technology

— 2006

Establishment of MBtech China in Shanghai

— 2008

Beijing office opening

— 2012

New office opening in Shanghai

— 2013

Start operation of EMC lab in Fuzhou

— 2015

Signature of the joint-venture BAIC MBtech development Center (BMDC)

— 2016

Establishment of AKKA Beijing

— 2017

Integration of Erlkönig China and creation of the AKKA China Business Unit (BU)

— 2018

New office opening in Beijing regrouping 3 brands into the new AKKA branding & spirit

Faouzi Abbes

CEO

After working for 11 years for worldwide famous OEMs and as an entrepreneur, Mr. Abbes joined the AKKA group in 2012 as a Business Unit Sales & Operations, leading the process-engineering center of competences. He integrated the China team in 2015 as Vice President Automotive Engineering, leading our joint venture in Beijing. Faouzi has been the CEO of AKKA China since 2017.

Céline Taravant

Sales Director

After seven years of experience in consulting companies, Mrs Taravant joined MBtech as a business manager in 2013. In 2016, she was named sales director for Shanghai region. In 2017, she took over responsibilities as country sales director for AKKA China.

Allen Lv

HR Manager

Allen Lv joined our team in July 2018, from Limetree Capital Fund where he had been Human Resource Manager since 2014. Allen began his career with the Lippo Group, and held recruiting supervisor and training manager roles in the Thailand Central Group.

Sophie Fu

CFO

Sophie FU joined AKKA on December 4, 2017, as acting CFO AKKA China. She is directly responsible for finance and legal functions, works closely with business units, and is deeply involved in post M&A and restructure. Sophie reports to CEO BU China & CFO Asia. Sophie graduated from EHESS Paris in 2006 with a masters degree. She has served in CFO roles for over 10 years in France and China. She speaks Mandarin, French and Chinese.

David Peran

Human Resource Business Partner

David recently joined the team in April 2019 as HR Business Partner. Prior to this position, he worked during 2 years as the Special Assistant to the Group Chief HR Officer at the group HQ, based in Brussels. A graduate from the London School of Economics, David held a HR Generalist position in Oracle France and acquired a strong experience in recruitment in an executive headhunting firm in Paris.

Faouzi Abbes
‘’ With our expansion into South China and our ability to connect customers in China with AKKA’s global offerings, we combine global expertise, local knowledge and intense customer focus. ‘’

Faouzi Abbes

CEO

Our solutions

The AKKA offering is available to customers on a global basis. In China, AKKA supports its clients with specific expertise in:

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Telecom
  • Energy

Top customers

AIRLINES
BMW
CHERY
DAIMLER
FCA
GAC
NIO
PSA
SAIC
VW
AIRLINES
BMW
CHERY
DAIMLER
FCA
GAC
NIO
PSA
SAIC
VW

Key projects

— Local OEM EE Development & Engineering

A local top 5 Chinese OEM needed to develop a limousine vehicle platform. Our proposal of vehicle platform was chosen because it satisfies market demand and offer relevant requirements both at home and on the road for the next 5 years, optimizing the total cost of EE systems in various configuration. AKKA provided engineering and consulting services for the design, development and tests of EE systems for this work package (fixed price) project.
A multicultural project team combined with local Chinese project managers worked on this project during a period of three and a half years since 2012.

— Optimization of vehicle development process for a main local OEM

A local OEM wanted to create a a vehicle development process to fit its client’s current and ongoing strategy. We included a project management system, provided methodology and tools for future project management. The initiative focused on the development process, providing a solid foundation to continuously improve the client’s development competencies.

— German OEM: Door Development Project

A German manufacturer was seeking opportunities to develop a design team in China focused on body and trim. Since then, our team in China has been coordinating with the manufacturer’s main team and body, interior, exterior, vehicle integration and other relevant departments, focusing on door mechanics, door sealing, door trim panels and door BIW over the last three years.