[Paris, France, February 27, 2020] Huawei has announced that it will build a new wireless communications product factory in France. This highly automated and intelligent facility will specialize in 4G and 5G equipment, and will primarily manufacture supplies for European customers.
Huawei is a global company that has publically committed to allocating resources and building up capabilities in strategic resource hubs around the world to ultimately provide high-quality products to its customers. 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 Huawei's integrated value chain within Europe, improving the timeliness and reliability of Huawei's deliveries to European customers.
A planned investment of over 200 million euros was announced for this new plant, which will be used for the land, construction, and equipment. Construction will utilize some of the world's most advanced production equipment and tools from local leading partners. 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. This will drive the technical competitiveness of European industry and boost the resilience of local supply chains and infrastructure.
It is estimated that this project will generate 1 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. Huawei has directly and indirectly created approximately 170,000 jobs in Europe as a result. Moving forward, Huawei is committed to operating "in Europe, for Europe", remaining open and collaborative, and continuing to contribute to Europe.