Changchun, a city of around 7.7 million people, is home to China’s oldest and largest automotive company First Automobile Works (FAW). It means that the region leads the way in the Chinese automotive industry.
Changchun is the capital of Jilin Province and is located in northeastern China, around one and a half hours by air from Beijing. Jilin Province covers an area of 187,400 square kilometres, around half the size of Germany, but accounts for only two percent of China’s total land mass. It has a population of over 27 million. The province is part of the heavy-industry belt in northeastern China. It shares a 232 kilometre border with Russia and a border of about 1,200 kilometres with North Korea.
The Changchun plant in figures (joint venture with FAW-VW):
|Site||Owned by FAW-Volkswagen Automotive Company Ltd.|
|Area||1.16 million square metres (FAW-VW overall)|
|Employees in Audi |
|10,000 (as at: April 2013)|
|Models||Audi A6 L, Audi A4 L, Audi Q5, Audi Q3|
|Production (2012)||333,467 cars|