Investing in Japan
Latest UpdatesLeading Chinese automotive manufacturer Great Wall Motor establishes R&D base in Yokohama
Jun 14, 2016
Great Wall Motor Company Limited, a privately-owned Chinese company, established a Japanese subsidiary, Great Wall Japan Motor Co., Ltd, in Yokohama, Kanagawa.
The company boasts the largest share of SUVs (sports-utility vehicles) in China. It also manufactures and sells its products overseas, including in Australia and Europe. The Japanese subsidiary's main function is research and development. It is expected that this base will collaborate with Japanese partners, tap into Japanese technologies and human resources and become its source of R&D in high-performance light-weight vehicles of global standards.
For the establishment of the corporation, the JETRO Invest Japan Business Support Center (IBSC) provided support including IBSC office space, consultation on registration and visas, information on office space in Kanagawa and referral to service providers and subsidy programs which the Kanagawa Prefectural Government offers.