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Great Wall Motor to build vehicle manufacturing base in Jingmen, Hubei province

Monika From Gasgoo| October 20 , 2020 16:11 BJT

Shanghai (Gasgoo)- Great Wall Motor (GWM) held on October 19 the signing ceremony for the complete vehicle production base in Jingmen, Hubei Province, signifying a further expansion of GWM's global manufacturing network.

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Signing ceremony for Jingmen complete vehicle production base; photo credit: Great Wall Motor

Covering an area of 1831.07 mu (1,220,713 square meters), the government-backed Jingmen production base contains a complete vehicle manufacturing plant and an auto parts industrial park. With an aim of developing into a global sample factory under the “Industrie 4.0” standard, the Jingmen factory possesses stamping, welding, assembly and NEV production workshops, armed with manufacturing facilities bought from domestics and overseas suppliers in Germany, Switzerland and other countries, according to a posting on GWM's WeChat account.  

Under the agreement, Jingmen municipal government consents to transfer the equity of Jingmen production base to Great Wall Holdings, while the latter will produce there SUVs and pickups after modifying the SUV-only assembly line into a flexible production line that supports both SUV and pickup models. Meanwhile, the company will invest in four component supporting projects for automobile seat, exterior & interior, chassis and rubber articles.

“We will build the Jingmen base into a comprehensive manufacturing base that focuses on complete vehicle production, while also offers key auto parts and relevant industrial services. In the future, we will help Jingmen build a high-quality automobile industrial cluster, which is expected to boost the transition and upgrading for local automotive industries. Great Wall Holdings will do its best to make sure the project will be implemented as scheduled,” said Wei Jianjun, chairman of Great Wall Motor.

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Photo credit: Great Wall Motor

Great Wall Motor said it has mapped out a global manufacturing system that includes eight domestic vehicle production bases in such cities as Baoding, Xushui, Tianjin, Yongchuan, and Rizhao, three overseas manufacturing bases located in Tula of Russia, Talegaon of India and Rayong of Thailand, as well as five knock-down kit manufacturing factories.

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