Chengdu Economic & Technological Development Zone

Authors: Go Chengdu


Chengdu Economic & Technological Development Zone was approved as a state-level economic and technological development zone in 2000.
In 2005, it was approved as a state-level industrial park for electronic components; in 2010, it was approved by the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology as a National New Industrialization Demonstration Base of automobile industry. It is located in Longquanyi District in the eastern outskirts of Chengdu. It is a key area for the opening-up and industrial development of Chengdu, and even Sichuan. And it is also regarded as a modern manufacturing base and a new city for scientific & technological innovation and industrial restructuring. Besides, it is the main part of the Comprehensive Function Zone of Chengdu's automobile industry. Chengdu Economic & Technological Development Zone, with its full strength, is building a modern industry mechanism which takes the strong modern automobile manufacturing industry as its pillar, automobile high and new technologies industry as its pilot, and modern service industry and headquarters economy as its core.
Planned Area
160 sq. km
Regional GDP (2011)
45.2 billion RMB, up 23% year-on-year
Pillar Industries
Automobile (engineering machinery)
Major Investors
364 industrial projects have been introduced accumulatively, including 30 Fortune Global 500 companies, over 40 listed companies and branches; 240 of them have been established and put into production. Important projects concerning auto (machine) production like those of FAW-Volkswagen, Sichuan FAW TOYOTA Motor (SFTM), Geely Gaoyuan, Volvo, Dayun Auto, FAW Special Auto, FAW Passenger Car, FAW Commercial Car, Ruihuate Pure Electric Automobile, Kobelco Group, Caterpillar, Push Heavy Machinery, CSRGC have gathered there; as well as over 180 automobile parts projects including those of Magna, Faway Johnson, FAWFW, Toyota Boshoku, Tianxing-Mita etc.

Volvo: New plant shows confidence in Chengdu

Despite growing competition in the automotive market, Volvo is confident about its development in China, said Lars Danielson, senior vicepresident for China operations.Danielson said Chengdu, where the carmaker has its first China plant, is“very important.”

Jul 11, 2014

Chengdu Races to be China's New Automotive Hub

With car sales rising in China's vast western region, Chengdu appears to have developed a new revenue source with which automobile makers can expand their factories and gain an edge over the fierce competition taking place in the country's eastern region.

Jul 10, 2014

DPCA to Build New Plant in Chengdu

On July 2, the Sichuan Provincial People’s Government signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile Co. Ltd. (DPCA).

Jul 14, 2014

FAW-VW Chengdu Expects to Make 600,000 Sedans This Year

The Chengdu base is now using its full capacity and aims to produce 600,000 vehicles this year, according to Zhang Pijie, general manager of FAW-Volkswagen.

Sep 05, 2014

Factory's energy efforts thrill German leader

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Chengdu, Sichuan province, on July 5, beginning her seventh visit to China since taking office.

Jul 07, 2014

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