Changan UK Expansion in West Midlands UK

100 new jobs at Chinese car giant’s Midland base

One of the largest car manufacturers in China, Changan Automobile, have further strengthened their position in the UK’s automotive market, with the acquisition of 80,000 sq ft offices at Birmingham Business Park. Having operated in the UK since 2010, Changan UK has more than trebled its footprint within the last three months, resulting in the creation of 100 new jobs.

The new site at the Birmingham Business Park will form the worldwide headquarters of its Powertrain and Research & Development divisions.

Dr Xiaoyu Zhang, general manager of Changan UK, said: “Our new site at Birmingham Business Park in the UK will become a world-class powertrain research centre.

“This new location will strengthen our commitment to the UK market by promoting the growth and sustainability of Changan UK, developing links with local universities and creating new jobs for the region.”

Changan is one of the biggest car manufacturers in China. It has nearly 50,000 employees worldwide and is affiliated to the state-owned China South Industries Group Corporation – its notable joint ventures include ChanganFord and ChanganSuzuki.

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