Meeting customers’ needs in what is still one of the most important growth markets in automotive is the common target of Huf China with its three plants in Yantai, Shanghai and Changchun. This puts the automotive supplier Huf in a strong strategic position in China. Located in the north of China, where temperatures are below zero for half of the year, but summers are mild and fair, the city of Changchun is an industrial megacity. Talents for automotive, optoelectronic, chemical but also the film industry are supplied by several general universities in Changchun in mainland China as well as the Aviation University of Air Force in Changchun. At the latter, also China’s astronauts receive their trainings.
Changchun Huf: Automotive supplier at the "Hollywood of the East”
As the first film production base in the 1950s, Changchun often is called the “Hollywood of the East”. First and foremost, however, the metropolis of millions is known as the “Detroit of the East,” because automotive production is the most important contributor to the city’s Gross Domestic Product. It dates back to the early 1950s, when FAW (First Automotive Works) was founded as first OEM in the newly established People’s Republic of China. Today, about 130,000 people are working here at plants of FAW and its various partner companies, like Volkswagen Group, Toyota and Mazda as well as numerous automotive suppliers. In line with the plans of the Chinese Government, Changchun will further develop into an automotive megacity. The automotive cluster at the “Changchun International Automobile City” targets a production of five million vehicles per year.