GAC TOYOTA set up a new production line on January 16th in Nansha District, Guangzhou. Since GAC, the Guangdong-based auto giant, and TOYOTA began corporation in Nansha in 2004, this is the company’s third production line in the district to go into operation.
The new production line is capable of producing 100,000 automobiles a year and can be swiftly increased to 200,000 if needed, boosting the company’s future annual output to 600,000 vehicles. It’s expected that this production line will add another 30 billion RMB of industrial output and raise the company’s annual output to more than 80 billion RMB, making it a major economic growth marker for the district.
GAC TOYOTA’s new production line is highly automated. ［Photo provided to Newsgd.com］
On January 16, the opening ceremony was attended by major government officers including Wen Guohui, Mayor of Guangzhou, Cai Chaolin, standing member of the CPC Guangzhou Committee and Party Chief of Nansha district, and Saito Norio, the Consul General for Japan in Guangzhou, after which these guests also visited the new production line.
Cai Chaolin said that Nansha has been dedicated to developing Huangge Auto Town into a modern automobile industrial park for over a decade now. The industrial park Now has dozens of supporting enterprises clustered around GAC TOYOTA, the auto town‘s flagship enterprise.
“By the end of 2017, GAC TOYOTA had a total output value of over 500 billion RMB, driving enterprises in the area forwards. The company has also been actively advocating environmental protection,” said Cai Chaolin, “we will support GAC TOYOTA as always and promote the development of the auto industry in Nansha as well as in Guangzhou.”
Being a National Free Trade Zone, Nansha’s development has taken the lead in the Pearl River Delta, and attracted a large number of Fortune 500, and otherwise world leading enterprises to invest in and establish their China headquarters here. The district now claims the largest cluster of container, automobile and port industries in South China.
Reported by Jasmine Yin, Heather Lu (intern)
Edited by Simon Haywood, Olivia Ouyang