Ufi inaugurated its 6th industrial site in China, in the Italo-Chinese Chongqing Industrial Park on the Silk Road
Ufi Filters recently inaugurated its 17th industrial site in the world, the 6th in China, in the Italo-Chinese Chongqing Industrial Park, in the south-west of China. This new opening follows the agreement in 2017 and with the Belt and Road Initiative’s Memorandum of Understanding from March of this year, highlighting the importance of the two countries working together.
As part of Ufi’s global strategy of reaching main global automotive brands, the new high-tech facility will serve the growing manufacturing area in the Liangjiang region. Involving a total investment of 25 million euro, the new plant extends for more than 17.000 m2, of which nearly 14.000 m2 for the production of filtering systems for the most important local OEMs.
This is the 6th site in the region, amongst the six plants, four are in the Shanghai area together with one of Ufi most important Research and Development centres, one is in Changchun.
The purpose of the new plant
The new plant will provide a complete range of applications, including fuel, oil, CNG and LPG filters, as well as air filters, air intake systems and cabin filters. Also service filters such as urea, carbon canister, blow-by filters for passenger car and heavy duty and many more.
Ufi also aims to improve its social commitment and thanks to the Chongqing plant it is bringing an economic benefit to the region, ensuring the hiring of more than 200 employees at operating speed.
Giorgio Girondi (in the picture), Chairman of Ufi Filters Group, said: «Thinking global and acting local is a basic principle in our Group’s strategy to support our customers in their production efforts. The opening of the new industrial site in Chongqing is another demonstration of our constant growth in the Chinese market expanding now in the South-West to better serve a growing Original Equipment Manufactures’ hub.
This new site will allow us to support the “just-in-time” production for all South-West of China including Chongqing, Chengdu, Changsha Wuhan. Our expansion also marks a milestone in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the global development strategy adopted by the Chinese government involving infrastructure growth and investments in collaboration with 152 countries and international organizations. The BRI signed earlier this year between Italy and China remarks the importance for the two countries working together to build connectivity and strengthen their cooperation».