Brazil: Chinese group to build vehicle assembly line in Rio Grande do Sul

12 November 2008

Sao Paulo, Brazil, 12 Nov – Hero Motors, the Brazilian subsidiary of Chinese group Nanjing Yinghao Vehicle Manufacturing Company, in the second half of 2009 plans to begin construction of its first assembly line in Brazil.

Located in the city fo Rolante, in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, the Hero Motors assembly line, will produce light passenger vehicles and other electric vehicles.

Next week the board of the Chinese company plans to choose which vehicles will be built in Brazil, after which ten units will be imported into Brazil for commercial and technical assessment.

The group has a 50,000 square metre factory in Nanjing, where it produces electric cars, petrol engine vehicles, motorcycles and trikes, and has government authorisation to manufacture and sell outside China.

State legislation for Rio Grande do Sul provides tax breaks for electrical cars, which makes it easier to produce them in that state. (macauhub)