The managing director of Brillance Caetano Bus, a partnership between Portuguese company Salvador Caetano and Chinese company Brillance Auto of the Huachen group, based in Dalian, said that negotiations were underway with the Macau airport authorities for the potential supply of electric buses.
Mário Conde said that the company, which is aware of developments in public transport in Macau, was also in talks to supply the market with electric city vehicles.
In an article entitles “The ambitious Lisbon-Dalian-Macau link” published in the latest edition of Macau magazine, the managing director of Brillance Caetano Bus said that the company also planned to take advantage of Macau’s proximity as an economic platform between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries, “in that it can benefit and drive future business for our Chinese unit.”
The Brillance Caetano Bus factory started operating in Dalian, in northeast China, in November 2013.
The factory, which covers an area of 3.2 hectares, will employ around 250 people in the first years of business and, as well as buses for airports, may manufacture school and urban electric buses.
The factory’s initial installed capacity will be 150 units per year.
Brilliance Caetano is the second Portuguese-owned company set up in Dalian, a port city in northeast China and the capital of a municipality with around 7 million inhabitants, halfway between Beijing and the Korean peninsula. In 2013 Portuguese industrial group Sodecia invested around 20 million euros top set itself up in the city.(macauhub/CN/PT/MO)