Haval starts Russian SUV production
Haval has launched production of the F7 SUV in a new factory in Tula, Russia.
This is the first full-process mass-produced vehicle manufactured overseas for SUV brand part of the Great Wall Motor Group, wich use Chinese research and development on a multinational scale with full-process production conducted both in China and Russia.
With investment totaling over US $500 million, the Tula factory is Great Wall's largest overseas investment project. With an annual capacity of 150,000 units, the factory covers all production stages including pressing, welding, painting and integrated assembly.
In line with Haval's plan to localise 65% of production, over 90% of the plant's 800 employees are local and this was expected to grow to 1,500 by the end of June 2019.