Chinese automotive company Chery Automobile will start in 2016 to export the Celer model assembled in Jacareí, in São Paulo, Brazil, to countries in the region reported the Brazilian trade press.
Chery arrived in Brazil in 2009 when it set up an administrative office in Salto, in the interior of the state of São Paulo and in April 2014 inaugurated the first factory located outside of China in the city of Jacareí.
The factory management has attracted its first customer in Argentina and is currently negotiating with potential customers in Colombia, Peru and Uruguay.
Chery Brasil initially plans to export 1,000 Celer units, which will increase with the beginning of the assembly, also in 2016, of the QQ and Tiggo 5 models.
Luis Curi, vice president of Chery Brasil, recently said that production in 2015 would total 5,000 cars and in 2016 would increase to between 8,000 and 10,000 units, 1,000 of which are for export.
The company’s vice president said negotiations to install a supplier’s park near the factory were at an advanced stage. The park will include a group of 25 companies, almost exclusively from China, will supply almost all parts and components to Chery Brasil. (macauhub/BR/CN)