HAVAL STARTS NEW FACTORY IN CHINA’S AUTOMOTIVE HUB
HAVAL has started building a new automotive factory in the heart of China’s automotive hub in Chongqing province.
The one billion-dollar investment is expected to take 18 months before vehicles start rolling off the line in late 2019, with an initial production capacity of 250,000 units.
Based on HAVAL’s state-of-the-art Xushui factory in Baoding, the new Yangchuan factory will feature the latest ABB robots and latest technology in vehicle stamping, assembly and painting.
A HAVAL spokesperson said Yangchuan was chosen over 20 potential sites due to its strategic transportation and logistical links. Located in China’s booming south-west region, Yangchuan features access to the Yangtze River and major rail links.
“…one billion-dollar investment is expected to take 18 month…”
The Chongqing province is China’s largest automotive manufacturing hub, giving HAVAL access to skilled automotive workers and suppliers. It is expected to provide employment for around 10,000 staff.
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