Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co., Ltd. (PATAC)

Pan Asia Technical Automotive Center Co., Ltd. (PATAC) is a 50-50 joint venture between GM and SAIC. It was founded on June 12, 1997. PATAC provides world-class automotive engineering services, including design, development, testing and validation. It has a full-scale vehicle and powertrain development capability. Among its achievements is the development of the Chevrolet Sail 3, the new Buick Excelle and the Buick GL8 luxury MPV for SGM, as well as the Buick Riviera and Chevrolet-FNR concepts. PATAC broke ground for its new R&D facility in Shanghai in June 2013.