The Switch and CSIC/711 the only R&D institute of marine diesel engines in China have entered into a strategic partnership agreement to provide profitable power generation and drivetrain solutions, including hybrid and battery solutions, to CSIC/711s clients in the Chinese market. The agreement is significant, as The Switch is one of the first foreign companies to sign a partnership agreement with a leading Chinese shipbuilding conglomerate. CSIC/711 operates under the direct jurisdiction of state-owned China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), one of Chinas largest shipbuilding and ship repair groups. We want to show CSIC/711 our commitment to cooperation in practice, not only in words, said Carlo Cecchi, director of business development, The Switch. The Switch will support CSIC/711 with a strong technical team and continue building our worldwide service and support network to be close to the ship owner wherever needed. We see that the marine market has interesting potential and want to be a part of that journey with CSIC.
Dean has been with UKi Media & Events for over a decade, having previously cut his journalistic teeth writing and editing for various automotive and engineering titles. He combines extensive knowledge of all things automotive with a passion for driving, and experience testing countless new vehicles, engines and technologies around the world. As well as his role as editor-in-chief across a range of UKi's media titles, he is also co-chair of the judging panel of the International Engine of the Year Awards.