Major Chinese Automotive Manufacturer Changan Locates To Birmingham Business Park

China’s Chang’an Automobile Group has turn out to be the nation’s third-largest car producer after taking up two car manufacturing arms of plane maker, Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) – the largest acquisition in years in what is at present the world’s key automobile market. Over the years, Changan Automobile has been among the many Top 500 industrial enterprises, Top one hundred manufacturing firms and Top 20 listed corporations in China, and the Top 50 industrial enterprises in Chongqing Municipality. In 1999, the success of the Star in a sequence of presidency safety collision assessments convinced the government to support the expansion of China’s home vehicle industry. Based on prospective perception to the future and the profound understanding towards consumer demand, Changan has invested heavily within the research and growth of recent energy automobiles.

Changan’s own domestic model gross sales ranked first in China and 13th on the earth, with a model worth of 27 billion RMB Yuan, making Changan one of the most beneficial brands in the Chinese automotive business. It began a technical and industrial cooperation with Suzuki firm of Japan in 1984 and the two firms collectively produced ChangAn mini-cars and Jiangling engines. Thus Chinese corporations are looking into international markets for brand new customers.

It’s raised the average selling worth for Changan-badge automobiles by about 10 p.c per yr since 2008, whilst extra discounting leads industry margins to contract, according to Xu. In November 1862, Li Hongzhang (1823-1901), a Chinese politician, general, and diplomat, based China’s first western type engineering agency and first state-owned enterprise, and the beginnings of what has grow to be Changan Automobile. Over the previous six years, Changan has contributed nearly eighty million yuan to the Technology Camp which educates children about the auto industry and its newest technologies. It is affiliated to China South Industries G…roup Corporation, among the first camp of Chinese automotive business. Regional enterprise and civic leaders have been in formal discussions with Changan for some time.

Last September Changan moved its British operations to the business park, close to Birmingham Airport, but the firm has now greater than trebled its space on the park to round 7,500 sq meters to accommodate its role as a world headquarters for its growth divisions.

Changan has plenty of R&D centres world wide, including the Research Institute of Automotive Engineering in headquarters (Chongqing), Automobile Research Institute (Shanghai), Automobile Research Institute (Beijing), Automobile Research Institute (Harbin), Automobile Research Institute (Jiangxi), Changan Auto European Design Centre (Italy), Changan Auto Japan Design Centre (Japan), Changan UK Research & Development Centre (UK) and Changan USA Research & Development Centre (USA).