NIO-JAC factory in Hefei has completed a phased upgrade which will increase the annual capacity by 20% – up to 120,000 vehicles on Single Shifts.
At the beginning of 2021, the JAC-NIO Advanced Manufacturing Center started the overall transformation of its production line. In order to minimize the impact on production, the companies have completed the key transformation to the workshops of car body, painting and assembly during the country’s National Day holiday, working on the project since ed of September.
Last October, the Chinese auto manufacturer JAC announced that it has completed the phased production line transformation of its manufacturing facility in Hefei, making further preparations for the production of new models including the NIO ET7.
JAC is also partnering with Volkswagen – since the Germans took a majority stake in the joint venture, JAC-Volkswagen has been operating under the new name Volkswagen Anhui.
The industrial park is being built in Anhui for a reason: in February 2020, the automaker signed a framework agreement with the city of Hefei and the Anhui region that brought Nio commitments of more than ten billion yuan in exchange for a commitment to build factories and research centers in the city – the basis for Neo Park.
Previously, Nio planned to build its plant in Shanghai or Beijing, but these plans were later put on hold due to financial reasons. Until now, Nio’s vehicles have been built at a JAC factory in Hefei.
According to Chinese media outlet Autohome in May 2016, the strategic cooperation was formally signed between JAC Moctors and NIO. At the beginning of the cooperation, the two sides built a world-class intelligent manufacturing factory – the JAC-NIO Advanced Manufacturing Center – which has the first high-end all-aluminum body production line of domestic independent brands.
The Chinese EV delivered +91,000 vehicles during 2021 and William Li, CEO of NIO, said that believes in the continuation of the 100% growth annualy on the deliveries.