The world’s largest auto glass production plant located at Dayton, Ohio, America, which was invested by Fuyao Glass Industry Group Co., Ltd. (Fuyao Group), officially opened on October 7th local time. At 9am of the opening day, a grand opening ceremony was held by Fuyao Glass America Inc. (Fuyao America) in the open square of the plant.
The Fuyao Auto Glass Production Base located at Dayton was formed in March, 2014, occupying a total area of 45 hectares with 170,000 m2 of production plant. The plant has adopted the state-of-the-art equipment, together with the world’s leading technologies and a variety of craftsmanship in fulfilling the demands of different automobile manufacturers. The plant is capable of producing laminated glass, tempered glass and ARG glass and encapsulating. With over 2,000 employees and the projected annual production of 4.5 million units of auto glasses, the plant will be supplying 1/4 of the American auto market’s demand on auto glasses.
“The opening of the Dayton plant has a significant meaning to the local employment and economy. The living of over 2,000 families will be greatly improved because of Fuyao’s investment decision, so as the benefits brought to the domestic manufacturing industry. Now Fuyao has become part of the local economy, I am looking forward to the strengthened cooperation in the future to realise the mutual development of both Fuyao and the local economy,” said John Kasich, Governor of Ohio, in compliment to the Fuyao Group.
“Ohio is an important constituent in American automobile manufacturing sector. With the Dayton plant, Fuyao will play a significant part in the chain of the manufacturing industry,” expressed by Cho Tak Wong, Chairman of the Board of the Fuyao Group, at the ceremony, “through further strengthening the cooperation with the local enterprises, Fuyao will be supplying the industry with even better-quality auto glasses and supportive services, as well as contributing to reinforcing the Sino-US economic and trade cooperation.”
Over 700 guests had joined the ceremony, including Stephen A. Orlins (President of the National Committee on United States-China Relations), Sherrod Brown (US Senator), Mike Turner (Member of the U.S. House of Representatives), Judy Dodge (Montgomery County Commissioner), Mary Taylor (Lieutenant Governor of Ohio), Zhou shanqing (Counsellor in Economic and Commercial Office of Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York), Dr. Bernd-Holger Zippe (Chairman of The Phoenix Award Committee), Gary Lubner (CEO of Belron Group), Jay K. Molter (Senior Vice President of Glasstech, Inc.), other guests from the political or business fields, and representatives of the customers and suppliers of the Fuyao Group. Dr. Daniel Curran, President of the University of Dayton, was the host of the ceremony. Zuo Min (President of the Fuyao Group), John Gauthier (President of Fuyao America), Wang Junming (Executive Director of Fuyao America), and other Fuyao management and staff representatives had also attended the ceremony.
The Fuyao Group has totally invested 600 million US dollars for the Dayton plant, and set up a float glass production base and encapsulation plant at Illinois and Detroit respectively. In the press conference of the opening ceremony of the Dayton plant, Cho Tak Wong stated that in the future Fuyao’s overall investment in America would reach 1 billion dollars and create 5,000 employment opportunities. This would be the greatest investment made by the Chinese manufacturing industry in America.
Currently the Fuyao Group has already become the world’s largest professional auto glass manufacturer, supplying Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Bentley, Audi, General Motors, Chrysler, Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda, Land Rover, and nearly all other automobile manufacturers with auto glasses and product solutions.
Scenes of the Ceremony
“The opening of the Dayton plant has a significant meaning to the local employment and economy. Now Fuyao has become part of the local economy, I am looking forward to the strengthened cooperation in the future to realise the mutual development of both Fuyao and the local economy,” said John Kasich, Governor of Ohio, in compliment to the Fuyao Group.
In the forum on sustainable development held in the University of Dayton, Cho Tak Wong had delivered a speech with the title “Understanding, trust, respect and responsibility are irreplaceable assets in international investments”. Earlier that time in the press conference, he stated that in the future Fuyao’s overall investment in America would reach 1 billion dollars and create 5,000 employment opportunities.
John Kasich, Governor of Ohio, with Cho Tak Wong, Chairman of the Board of the Fuyao Group, in celebration of the opening of the Dayton plant.
Staff representative Michael Fullenkamp was speaking in the ceremony. He was the first local employee of Fuyao America, feeling that Fuyao had brought him a whole new life.
Dr. Daniel Curran, President of the University of Dayton, was the host of the ceremony.