The Timken Company today opened its new 118,000 square-foot, $10 million Timken Technology Center on the campus of Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR)located in Clemson, South Carolina. The center is primarily responsible for Timken’s development of automotive powertrain technology. It allows the company to consolidate product, process and application engineering in a collaborative environment at CU-ICAR, home of world-class resources in the development of automotive and other manufacturing technologies. This will enable a more efficient and effective design process from a cost and time-to-market standpoint. The Timken Technology Center will employ more than 150 engineers and technicians focused on developing innovative powertrain and friction management solutions. The facility includes state-of-the-art engine, metrology and prototype labs. “Collaborating with Clemson University brings the academic and automotive communities together to develop real-world innovative solutions in product- manufacturing engineering that are intended to benefit the industry as a whole,” said Jacqui Dedo, president of Timken’s Automotive Group. “We look at our new facility as an important step toward developing more highly differentiated products for our customers. It also represents an opportunity to participate in one of the premier automotive and motorsports research and educational centers in the world.” In addition, Timken and Clemson University recently established an endowed chair, held by Dr. John D. Ziegert, to oversee automotive design and development projects between the university’s research and development resources and Timken’s on-site engineering group.