Chinese Changan plans to establish KD factory in Uzbekistan (Exclusive)
Baku, Azerbaijan, August 24
By Fakhri Vakilov-Trend:
Chinese Changan Automobile Group considers the possibility to establish knocked-down (KD) factory in the Uzbek market for Changan's long-term development in the market, business Manager of Asia & CIS Sales Department of Changan International Corporation Cindy Qi told Trend in an interview.
She added that the company is open to discuss any cooperation mode in the market; which will depend on the government policy, partner ability and other factors.
“We will introduce latest products with high quality and technical support for KD factory. In addition, we can discuss the possibility of transferring production facility and technology of SUV-B model to Uzbekistan,” Qi stated.
Business manager also stressed that the KD factory in Uzbekistan will be a production base to export products to other CIS countries, including Russia.
The term Knocked Down has its origin in the automotive industry and refers to a form of production of vehicles. The car manufacturer exports a not-assembled vehicle in the form of individual parts that is assembled into a finished vehicle in the respective country of import and sold there.
In addition to individual parts, also partially prefabricated vehicles are exported as Semi-Knocked Down (SKD), Medium-Knocked-Down (MKD) AND Completely Knocked Down (CKD).
As Top 4 Chinese automobile group and state owned company in China, Changan Automobile has 34 years’ experience in auto-making with history of 157 years,1 5 production bases and 35 vehicle and engine plants globally.
In 2014, accumulative production and sales volume of self-owned brand vehicles exceeded 10 million units. Until July of 2018, users of Changan self-brand vehicle had exceeded 17 million.
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