Construction work of the new Foshan plant is scheduled to start at the end of 2010. Current plans are for production at the plant to start in mid-2013. A complete production facility with press shop, body shop, paint shop and assembly unit is to be constructed on a site with an area of 170 hectares. The maximum annual production capacity will be 300,000 units and the plant will employ a workforce of about 4,000 employees by 2013. The investment of some 520 million euros is to be funded from the cash flow of FAW-Volkswagen.
Foshan, Guangdong, China