Fuyao Glass to invest in overseas plants

  Automotive glass

China's largest automobile glass manufacturer, Fuyao Glass Industry Group, is to invest in production bases in the US and Russia, in a further step to tap into high-end overseas markets.

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Fuyao Glass is China's largest automobile glass manufacturer
Fuyao Glass Industry Group, China's largest automobile glass manufacturer, has announced that it will invest USD 420 million to set up production bases in the US and Russia, in a further step to tap into high-end overseas markets.
The company will invest USD 200 million to build a safety glass plant in the US, and USD 220 million to establish a base to supply raw materials for its safety glass plant in the Russian market, it said.
"We aim to enter high-end foreign markets by establishing localized production bases to strengthen our cooperation with customers in developed markets, including the US and Russia," Cao Dewang, founder and chairman of the company, said.
Cao added that developed countries, including the UK, Germany and Japan, are the group's target markets and accelerating investment into those markets, where most automakers are located, will get the company closer to its target customers.
According to the company, Fuyao is already the biggest auto glass manufacturer in the world, but it hasn't become the main supplier for premium automakers such as Daimler AG's Mercedes-Benz, BMW AG and Bentley Motors Ltd.
Earlier this year, the Fujian-based Fuyao set up an international business department in a move to boost its internationalization process. Last year, sales in overseas markets accounted for 30% of the company's total sales revenue, according to Cao.
Fuyao has a share of more than 70% of the domestic market, much higher than its 20% share globally.
"Because the potential...






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