Huawei Plans to Build a Factory in France
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Huawei has announced that it will build a new wireless communications product factory in France. The facility will specialize in 4G and 5G equipment, and will primarily manufacture supplies for European customers.
Chinese company believes that, as one of the world's most advanced manufacturing centers, France has mature industrial infrastructure and a highly educated labor pool, and its geographic positioning is ideal for Huawei. This manufacturing plant will "add to their integrated value chain within Europe, improving the timeliness and reliability of to European customers," the company said.
A planned investment of over 200 million euros was announced for this new plant, which will be used for the land, construction, and equipment. The plant will also have a demo center, showcasing the wireless base station production, software loading, and testing process. The center will be open to carriers, governments, and related authorities, demonstrating Huawei's positive stance on Europe's call for digital sovereignty.
The wireless communications equipment produced by this plant will be mainly used in Europe. With this plant, Huawei states that it will be able to cover every link along its value chain and drive local industries forward, both upstream and downstream. These links include R&D, sales, procurement, production, logistics, service, and talent development. The plant will also be one of Huawei's first implementations of its advanced manufacturing technologies in Europe.
It is estimated that the project will generate billion euros worth of products annually and directly create 500 jobs. Huawei has operated in Europe for 20 years, directly employing over 12,000 employees. The company claims that it has directly and indirectly created approximately 170,000 jobs in Europe as a result.