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TCL Home Appliances(Hefei)Industrial Park completed for production

October 10th,2014

On October 10, 2014, the grand opening ceremony of TCL Home Appliances (Hefei) Industrial Park was held in Peach Flower Industrial Park at Feixi County in Hefei. The completion and formal production of TCL Home Appliances (Hefei) Industrial Park shows that the high-end production line with an annual output of 8 million refrigerators and washing machines was officially launched for operation as scheduled.

It is understood that in order to conform to and seize opportunities for the Chinese refrigerator and washing machine industry to enter the era of comprehensive upgrading, TCL Home Appliances (Hefei) Industrial Park, which was officially put into operation, makes use of an international(German) first class R & D design team, focusing on research and development of" smart, efficient, energy-saving and healthy" refrigerators and washing machines, to achieve a leapfrog upgrade in product structure. With ongoing product and technology innovation, industry linkage and other means, TCL will continue to enhance the core competitiveness of the home appliance industry as a whole, "to gather momentum" in the high-end market, to create first class refrigerators and washing machines with ultimate experience, and become atop five company in the domestic industry within three years, and the top three within five years.

The operation of Phase I project of TCL Home Appliances (Hefei) Industrial Park has completed two production lines of refrigerators and washing machines, which will reach the capacity 1.65 million refrigerators and 1.2 million washing machines after officially being put into operation in October. Among them, the construction area of production base for the washing machine factory is 30,000 square meters, with international advanced machine assembly and testing lines, automated sheet metal production line, TOX box riveting production line, barrel riveting and assembly production line, as well as more than 600tons injection molding machines. The process and equipment for production and testing are sophisticated, with a high degree of automation, which can complete the test and testing of washing machine parts, machine safety and performance testing.

Tomson Li said the operation of TCL Home Appliances (Hefei) Industrial Park was an important measure for TCL’s refrigerator and washing machine industry to be upgraded to middle-and-high-end intelligent strategic transformation and enhance the competitiveness of the whole industry, which was also a new milestone in the appliance industry of TCL. With the leverage of Hefei’s unique industrial clusters and other supporting advantages, TCL Corporation will continue to optimize the industrial chain, continuing technological innovation, with the confidence to develop Hefei Industrial Park into a world-class industry base for refrigerators and washing machines.

TCL Home Appliances (Hefei) Industrial Park broke earth on April 17, 2013, with a total of planned investment of RMB 7 billion, and 2,000 acres of land, which will be completed in three phases over five years. In addition to the Phase I project in operation, the Phase II project has started construction in 2014, which will be put into operation in a year and half. After the operation it will reach the accumulated capacity of 6 million refrigerators and washing machines within two years. Phase III will begin construction in 2016, and the entire industrial park will reach full production at the end of 2018, with an expected annual production of 8 million refrigerators and washing machines, and an annual output value of RMB 20 billion.