Japanese suppliers in China (3): Southern China - Guangdong Province

Akebono Brake, JATCO, Koito Mfg, Asahi Tec, Ahresty, Denso, Unipres, Aisin Seiki, Topre and Aisin Ta



トヨタ/日産/ホンダの中国での生産台数 Below is the third of the serial research report about the recent trends among Japanese automotive parts suppliers operating in China. Part 3 contains results of MarkLines' research on the recent trends in eight cities (Guangzhou, Dongguan, Foshan, Shenzhen, Yunfu, Zhongshan, Shaoguan, Qingyuan) in the Guangdong province in the southern China in the past two years up to June 2012.

 The main customers of the Japanese parts suppliers are three largest Japanese automakers that are rapidly expanding their existing plants or building new ones (new production lines) in Guangzhou city, Guangdong province.

 Toyota plans to increase its annual capacity at the Guangzhou plant from 360,000 vehicles in 2011 to 600,000 by 2015.

 In December 2011, Nissan started operation at its second Huadu plant of Guangzhou with an annual capacity of 270,000 vehicles. Nissan plans to increase its capacity in Guangzhou, including the first Huadu plant, from 600,000 vehicles at the end of 2011 to up to 800,000 vehicles by 2013.

 Honda will start construction work at the end of 2012 of the third line at its Zengcheng plant to increase its annual capacity in Guangzhou from current 480,000 to 720,000 vehicles in 2015.

 In response to these moves, Japanese parts suppliers are vigorously expanding their existing plants or building new plants in Guangdong province, especially in the city of Guangzhou and neighboring cities such as Dongguan and Foshan.

 In addition, some suppliers including Tachi-S, NHK Spring and Unipres have established local headquarters in Guangzhou to control respective operations in China. Other companies, namely Hitachi Automotive Systems, F-Tech and Calsonic Kansei, have established development centers and Faltec has newly established a local development function.

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Annual capacities of Toyota, Nissan and Honda in their production sites in China including their plants in Guangzhou

Figures after * include passenger cars and commercial vehicles; figures without * represent passenger cars only
(including SUV/MPV and mini-vans)
OEM Passenger car
plant in China
Annual production capacity (1,000 units)
End of 2011 July 2012 After expansion
(planned year)
Nissan Dongfeng
Dalian plant (Construction work started in June 2012) 150 (2014)
→ 300
First Huadu plant,
330 670 800(2013)
Second Huadu plant,
Xiangyang plant, Hubei prov. 100 200 (by August) 250(by the
end of 2012)
Zhengzhou new plant
(or second plant) *Note
140 180 - 200 200
Zhongmu (first) plant,
Henan prov.
n.a. (*180)
(by the end
of 2012)
Henan new plant, Henan prov. (Reported as "undecided" on some media) 200
(about 2015)
Toyota GAC Toyota
First line of Nansha plant,
200 200 600(2015)
Second line of Nansha plant,
160 160 → 200 (Later of 2013)
Guangzhou new plant (Reported as "undecided" on some media)
Tianjin FAW
Toyota Motor
Tianjin new plant (Construction approval pending) n.a.
Xiqing plant of Tianjin 120 120 120
TEDA plant of Tianjin 300 300 350
Sichuan FAW
Toyota Motor
Chengdu (new) plant *30 *30 *50
Changchun existing plant 10 10 10
Changchun new plant 100 100 and over 200 → 300
Honda Guangqi
Huangpu plant
(Guangzhou first line)
240 240 240
Zengcheng plant
(Guangzhou second line)
240 240 240
Zengcheng plant
(Guangzhou third line)
(Construction work to start at the end
of 2012, engine plant to be affixed)
120 (2014)
→ 240 (2015)
Guangzhou export plant 50 50 50 (by 2014)
First plant of Wuhan 240 240 240 (2015)
Second plant of Wuhan - 100 120 (2013)
→ 240 (by 2015)

Note: The Zhengzhou plant is currently operated by Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company and Zhengzhou Nissan Company.