SAE International and AVL List GmbH Start New Partnership in Technical Content Distribution

Oct 14, 2010, 10:30 ET from SAE International

WARRENDALE, Pa., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- SAE International and AVL List GmbH, one of the world's leading companies in engine technology, have agreed to partner in the development of unique technical content.

Both organizations will cooperate through the 6th AVL International Commercial Powertrain Conference (ICPC), organized by AVL in Graz, Austria.

Under the agreement, SAE International will globally distribute the technical papers chosen to be presented during the ICPC event, which happens bi-annually.

"This is an excellent partnership as it blends the relevance and prestige of AVL's ICPC with SAE International's ability to reach the mobility market, both domestic and international," said David Porreca, Director of Strategic Partnerships at SAE International.

This effort is part of SAE International's new Content Partnership Program, which seeks to expand the society's offerings in technical information. This includes co-publishing or reselling premium content in cutting-edge technologies, acquired by working closely with traditional and non-traditional publishers, industry experts, and a variety of knowledge providers.

"From AVL's perspective, it is the ideal model to make the high-quality papers given at ICPC visible and available, to the community which will appreciate them the most," indicated Peter Wuensche, Product Manager at AVL List GmbH.

SAE International is a global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.

AVL is the world's largest independent company for the development of powertrain systems (hybrid, combustion engines, transmissions, electric motors, batteries and software) for passenger cars, trucks and large engines. As of 2009, the high-tech company AVL had 4,300 employees worldwide and annual sales of EUR 590 million.

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