Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone builds a new ecology of automobile industry to add “new force”

On October 28, the second plant of Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company was put into operation. The annual production capacity of the second factory can reach 130,000 vehicles, with full production capacity and an annual industrial output value of 15 billion yuan. As a result, the two factories of Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company have a vehicle production capacity of 330,000 vehicles, with an estimated industrial output value of 35 billion yuan.

The site of the commissioning ceremony.

Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company is an important unit of Dongfeng’s independent business. Since the beginning of this year, Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company has overcome the unfavorable factors such as the epidemic and lack of cores, made breakthroughs in reforms, and worked hard. As of October 26, the sales volume of complete vehicles reached 151,226 units, a year-on-year increase of 71%, surpassing the historical record set in 2016. Annual sales record.

At present, Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company is challenging the sales target of 200,000 vehicles, and the annual output value is expected to exceed 20 billion yuan, a year-on-year increase of 74%.

Established in 2007, Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company is a business unit wholly-owned by Dongfeng Company that manufactures and sells Dongfeng Fengshen’s own brand passenger cars and Mach power engines. In 2009, the first factory of Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company was completed and put into operation in Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone, covering four workshops of stamping, welding, painting and final assembly, with an annual production capacity of 200,000 vehicles.

Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company has been established for 15 years, and its product layout has achieved full coverage of “SUV + sedan + new energy”. Aeolus “Yixuan” family, brand-new AX7 Mach version, Haoji and new energy models E70, A60 CNG and other products are selling well.

The second factory of Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company has three workshops including welding, painting and final assembly. It will produce Dongfeng Fengshen series products by mixed lines, and can produce 26 complete vehicles per hour at full capacity.

Ding Shaobin, general manager and secretary of the party committee of Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company, introduced that the commissioning of the second plant has given the company more confidence to sprint to the annual sales target of 200,000 vehicles, laying the foundation for a substantial increase in production capacity in 2023. Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company will make full use of the high-quality resources of the two factories, improve and optimize production organization and management, improve production efficiency, optimize manufacturing costs, improve product quality and competitiveness, and ensure the implementation of the “14th Five-Year Plan” strategic goals. Dongfeng’s “5317” strategy has been implemented. 

The second factory was put into operation, and the vehicle production capacity of Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle Company reached a new level of 300,000 vehicles. It also added a “new force” for Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone to build a trillion-level automobile industry corridor and build a new ecology of the automobile industry.

“As a national auto brand, Dongfeng Passenger Vehicle has been committed to fulfilling its original mission of self-reliance and improvement for 15 years, igniting the ‘Striver Engine’, accelerating and strengthening on the journey of reform and breakthrough, and contributed an important force to the development of Wuhan’s automobile industry.” Tang Chao, director of the Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone Management Committee, said that Dongfeng Passenger Vehicles is deeply involved in China’s automobile valley and is an important strategic partner of Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone and an important support for economic development. The industrial transformation and upgrading and high-quality development of the development zone will empower and increase efficiency.

Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone was built and prospered by Dongfeng. It is the location of Dongfeng’s headquarters, an important passenger vehicle production base and R&D center. At present, a new round of five-year strategic cooperation between the two parties is being actively promoted. A series of major new energy projects such as Lantu Automobile, Mengshi Technology, Dongfeng Honda New Energy Plant, and Dongfeng Yunfeng have settled down. Wuhan Economic and Technological Development Zone New energy vehicle production capacity is increasing. To one million vehicles will also become an important carrier for Dongfeng to transform into a technology-based enterprise and build “Excellent Dongfeng”. (Text / Li Jinyou Peng Yutu / Li Kui)