On December 29, the government of the Yongchuan District, Chongqing, signed a cooperation agreement with Mande Automotive Components (Chongqing) Co., Ltd. (Mande, a subsidiary of Great Wall Motor).
Covering a site area of 100 mu (approximately 16.7 acres), the plant has an investment of about CNY 513 million. It will have an annual operating income of over CNY 1.8 billion if production targets are reached. The Yongchuan Plant will employ 2,347 people and mainly produce automotive appliances, wiring harnesses, lamps, and air conditioners.
After Great Wall Motor and Yongchuan District signed the agreement, 11 suppliers constructed their own plants.
Construction of the automaker’s vehicle manufacturing facility in Yongchuan started in June 1, 2018, and is scheduled to continue for 18 months. Covering a site area of about 780,000 sqm, the facility will have workshops for stamping, welding, painting, assembly, a finished product warehouse, test tracks, and workshops for key components for interiors and exteriors, seats, and chassis. It will mainly produce pickups and SUVs and will have an annual production capacity of 160,000 units.
From major media reports