Fuyao Glass Industry to supply Audi

Fuyao Glass Industry Group, China“s largest auto glass manufacturer, has become the first Chinese glass supplier for Audi Group“s car plants in Europe.
Fuyao will export windscreens for about 50,00…

Fuyao Glass Industry Group, China“s largest auto glass manufacturer, has become the first Chinese glass supplier for Audi Group“s car plants in Europe. Fuyao will export windscreens for about 50,000 cars starting from week 50 in 2005 to the German car maker, which made 800,000 vehicles in 2004, according to an agreement signed 1 June 2005. The figure is expected to rise as Fuyao bids for other Audi vehicles in the near future, said Cho Tak-wong, Fuyao“s chairman and CEO. The agreement means China“s auto glass manufacturing industry has finally got its first international brand, Cho said. “With its competitive quality and price, Fuyao has the ability to offer products not only for Audi in China, but also our production in Germany,” said Audi Vice-President Karlheinz Hell. Fuyao is currently the sole glass supplier for Audi production in China. Having had good co-operation with Chinese suppliers in recent years, Audi sees China as an important part of its global purchase network, Hell said. One of the main luxury car makers in China, Audi now produces about 600,000 A4 and A6 cars a year in Changchun, capital of Northeast China“s Jilin Province. As well as Audi, Fuyao has supplied Korea-based Hyundai, US-based GM and Japan-based Mitsubishi and Isuzu. Located in Fuqing in Fujian Province, Fuyao is the leading Chinese firm in glass manufacturing, with 52% market share in the domestic OEM market and 60% of the nation“s auto glass exports.