Published on April 20th, 2016 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
China-assembled Jeep Renegade Rolls Off Joint Venture FCA-GAC Factory
The first batch of Jeep Renegade has rolled off the assembly line at the new Guangzhou plant of GAC Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Co., Ltd. (GAC FCA). The launch marks another milestone for the company following the announcement and implementation of local production for this particular model, which began at the GAC FCA Changsha plant on October 19, 2015.
Sergio Marchionne, Chief Executive Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. said, “Today is an important step in our strategy to expand the Jeep brand’s global presence and, equally important, it represents a further strengthening of the joint enterprise with our respected and valuable partner here in China, the GAC Group.”
World Class Manufacturing (WCM) continues to set the industrial benchmark
The GAC FCA Guangzhou plant is located within the manufacturing base of the GAC Group’s passenger vehicles in the Panyu District, Guangzhou. As a joint effort between GAC and FCA, the facility was built with production capacity to build 160,000 vehicles a year.
The Guangzhou plant was built based on the WCM concept. The plant features an advanced process layout, production equipment and an environmental management model. The factory includes four cutting-edge workshops for stamping, welding, painting and general assembly, respectively, as well as an independent Quality Assurance (QA) centre.
The presales of the locally produced Jeep Renegade will begin at the Beijing Motor Show in late April 2016.