Chery announced the construction of its automotive industrial hub in Jacareí
With a contribution of US$700 million, 25 companies, including the automaker, will form this automotive park in Vale do Paraíba, which should start operations in two yearsInveste São Paulo
Taking advantage of the visit of the Prime Minister of China, Li Keqiang, to Brazil, Chery announced on May 20 another investment in the country. This is the formalization of the future Industrial Hub of Jacareí, to be installed around Chery's car factory, in an area of four million square meters.
The statement was made during the opening of the exhibition of Manufactured Products and Equipment from China, an event that brings together the leading Chinese companies with operations in Brazil and that continues until the next 22, at Pier Mauá, in Rio de Janeiro. Yin Tongyue, world president of Chery, Roger Peng, president of Chery Brasil, Luis Curi, vice president of Chery Brasil, Hamilton Ribeiro, mayor of Jacareí, Emerson Goulart, Jacareí's Secretary of Economic Development, Juán Quirós, president of Investe SP, Erminio Olivi Lucci, director of Investe SP, besides the Secretaries Eduardo Braga (Mines and Energy), Ricardo Berzoini (Communications) and Mauro Vieira (Foreign Affairs), representing the President of the Republic, and the governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezão.
"Ever since we announced the construction of a factory in Jacareí, with the groundbreaking ceremony, in July 2011, Chery's intention of having this supplier park was already known. We are pleased to announce another contribution and continue contributing to local development, "said Luis Curi, vice president of Chery Brasil.
The formalization of Jacareí's Industrial Hub comes about nine months after the carmaker opened its first factory in Brazil. The initial project of the complex, which will include 25 companies, will rely on about US$ 700 million in investments from these companies. Twelve of them are auto parts manufacturers, five are affiliates, two are system engineering companies, two are logistics companies and three are general service companies.
"Chery is working in partnership with Investe SP, which will provide free advice to interested parties, and with the city of Jacareí in order to enable this project as soon as possible and to facilitate the arrival of companies in the region. The complex should be operating normally in two years", said Curi.
"Projects like this are behind the fact that São Paulo remains the major automotive hub in Latin America", says Juan Quirós, president of Investe São Paulo. He points out that, in recent years, the agency has advised 22 projects of the industry, and that the state accounts for 45.3% of the domestic car production.
Also according to the automaker, Chery's Supplier Park should generate about five thousand jobs.
Chery Brasil has consolidated as the first Chinese automaker to install industrially in the country, with an investment of US$ 530 million. The investment options include a passenger car factory and another to manufacture engines, both located in Vale do Paraíba, in the city of Jacareí (SP). The company has also pioneered by launching the first Chinese car with automatic transmission, the Tiggo. Currently, the stick shift version of the same model is still manufactured, in addition to the QQ, Celer and Face.