The signing ceremony for ZF-Heli joint venture project was held at Hefei Civic Center on February 8. Wang Wensong, vice mayor of Hefei attended the ceremony and delivered a congratulatory speech. Yang Wei, administration commission director of Hefei Economic andTechnology Development Area witnessed the signing. Liu Yonglong, deputy secretary general of Hefei Municipal People’s Government chaired the ceremony. Wilhelm Rehm, board director ofZF Friedrichshafen AG, Yang Anguo, general manager of Anhui Forklift Group Company, and Qi Jun, president of China Construction Machinery Association (CCMA) were present at the ceremony.
In his speech, Wang Wensong extended his warm congratulations on the signing of theproject. He said that Hefei enjoys desirable geographic location, convenient transportation, richeducation and sci-tech resources, and strong industrial foundation. In recent years, Hefei has unswervingly adhered to the guiding principle of developing the city with industry, and persistedin innovation, transformation, upgrading and development.
The vice mayor noted that Hefei attaches great importance to the cooperation withGermany, and a good many major projects have been launched in Hefei in recent years.
Calling the joint venture another glorious outcome in Sino-German cooperation, Wang said the project between the two sides could complement each other and help develop mutually in a coordinated way. He said he believes the joint venture will surely boost the upgrading of the vehicle industry of the city.
The vice mayor pledged efficient service to facilitate an early completion of the project.“We welcome more competitive enterprises, either from other part of China or from the outside of China, to develop in Hefei,” Wang added.
Wilhelm Rehm made a short presentation of ZF group, particularly the R&D achievements in its electric vehicles, automatic driving system and safety auxiliary system. The board directorsaid he hopes the cooperation with Heli could further promote the existing friendly and cooperative relations between the two sides and achieve a win-win situation in technology and market.