Huawei Plans 5G Factory
February 28, 2020
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
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.
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.