Huawei has chosen the Business Park in the city of Brumath, 17 kilometers north of Strasbourg, in the Bas-Rhin department in northeastern France, near the German border, as the site of its first production in Europe. This was announced by the world telecommunications leader and local authorities in the French region in a joint statement released yesterday.
With an investment of 200 million euros (245 million dollars), the plant will create 300 jobs initially and 500 long-term jobs.
Huawei announced in 2019 its intention to build its first European manufacturing plant in France. Europe, which is the company’s largest overseas market, is seen by company founder Ren Zhengfei as the enterprise’s second home.
Last February, Huawei announced that this highly automated and intelligent plant will drive the technical competitiveness of the European industry and boost the resilience of local supply chains and infrastructure.
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, the company said.