New Production Plant in China - Changchun HufBy Huf Hulsbeck Furst, PRNE
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
VELBERT, Germany, July 7, 2011 -
Huf has celebrated the grand opening
of its new plant in China: Changchun Huf Automotive Lock Co. Ltd.
is the 20th company within the Huf Group and the forth in China.
The decision to invest in the 16.700 square meter production
site in the northeast automotive region of China was set when
Europe was hit by recession and the automotive demand in China grew
steadily at the same time.
Changchun Huf is equipped with plastic moulding and painting
facilities as well as various assembly lines for production of
keys, locking systems, door handles and steering column locks,
which are especially supplying car manufacturers in the area. The
new Huf subsidiary will unburden the older Huf subsidiary in
Yantai, which used to supply the north Chinese market on its own
but hit capacity limit. Besides this, the company will also work
closely together with Shanghai Huf. Yantai Huf works on plastic
moulding as well as dye casting and painting facilities, at
Shanghai Huf one finds, besides plastic moulding and painting, also
an electronic development centre, an electronic production is in
“We are supplying with our products not only international car
makers and joint ventures with production capacity in China but
also Chinese car manufacturers. This year we received some very
attractive orders,” explains Ulrich Hülsbeck, CEO Huf Group.
Huf is one of the leading suppliers worldwide of
passive-entry-systems many Chinese drivers are very fond of. There
are 45 people employed at Changchun Huf at the moment, at the end
of the year the number will grow up to 220.
The set-up of Changchun Huf is part of the internationalization
strategy of automotive supplier Huf. Besides the expansion in
China, a production plant in Mexico was set up last year. The site
in Brazil is under construction to double production area, in India
as well as Romania new plants are set up. More plants are in the
USA, Spain, Portugal, Great Britain and Poland. At the parent
company Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG in Velbert
(Germany) about a quarter of the total 5.600 are employed. Huf
Group reached a turnover of 847 Million Euro last year.
For further information:
Huf Hülsbeck & Fürst GmbH & Co. KG
Dipl. Oec. Ute J. Hoppe
Director Corporate Communications
Steeger Straße 17 42551
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