Factory of China’s JAC Motors in Brazil will need 400 suppliers

16 May 2012

The factory of Chinese group JAC Motors in Brazil, due to open in October 2014 in Camaçari, in the state of Bahia, will need 400 suppliers, the vice president of JAC Motors Brasil, Tarcísio Telles said Monday in Salvador.

According to the state’s press, Telles visited the Federation of Industries of the State of Bahia (FIEB) to present the JAC Motors Industrial Project for Brazil in terms of the vehicle parts sector and two more meetings have been scheduled, the first of which is directed at services companies and the second at machinery and equipment companies.

At the meeting, which was attended by over 140 representatives of companies interested in doing business with JAC Motors Brasil, the chairman of the Bahia Auto Parts Union (Sindipeças), Leandro Chrispim, said that the new factory could mean that suppliers required another 3,000 employees.

Chrispim also said that many companies were unable to fulfil orders from Ford, which also has a factory in Camaçari, and thus if they do a deal with JAC Motors Brasil, they will need to expand their factories.

The president of JAC Motors Brasil, Sérgio Habib, said that no contracts had been signed with suppliers so far and added that the only parts that would be manufactured in China were the engine and the gearbox, and that all other parts would be produced in Brazil in order to achieve a national incorporation level of 65 percent.

Habib also said that contracts with suppliers would be signed by the end of the first half of 2013 and that negotiations would be underway until the end of 2012. (macauhub)