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Johnson Electric Launches Cinching Latch Motor for Power Tailgates

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Johnson Electric Launches Cinching Latch Motor for Power Tailgates
Johnson Electric Launches Cinching Latch Motor for Power Tailgates
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Johnson Electric Grp.
904 Billy Mitchell Blvd.
Brownsville, TX, 78521

Press release date: March 18, 2014

Highest Power Density and Torque

Hong Kong, – Johnson Electric today announced a Cinching latch motor platform for automotive power tailgate closure.  This new motor platform provides the industry’s highest power density in a compact package.  Compared with existing motor technology, the new platform is 15% more compact, but can deliver 20% higher torque for fast and reliable cinching actuation. The cinching motor platform has integrated electronics with advanced EMC suppression. The motor designs support the range of power tailgates used in full size SUV, compact SUV and Hatchbacks. 

“The convenience provided by power tailgate is driving a large demand for this feature”, said Jim Dick, Johnson Electric’s senior vice president of Strategic Marketing.

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About Johnson Electric Group
The Johnson Electric Group is the world’s leading provider of innovative motion systems and components for medical devices, domestic equipment, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and automotive applications.  The Group is headquartered in Hong Kong and has over 36,000 employees in 23 countries.  Innovation and product design centers are located in Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, UK and the USA.  Production centers are located in China, Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Hungary, Serbia, USA, Mexico, Brazil, India, Israel and UK.  Johnson Electric Holdings Limited is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (code 179).

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Sharon Tecklenburg
General Manager, Marketing, Americas

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