Rumors have been floating round for months that Nio is seeking to arrange a producing location in america, however right this moment shouldn’t be the day we get official affirmation. We as a substitute got here throughout some data that not directly confirms it, this time straight from China, claiming that Nio is already hiring folks for manufacturing-related jobs within the US, although it has not formally introduced constructing the power.
In line with Yicai, Nio (recognized in China by its firm title, Wei Lai) shouldn’t be solely hiring folks for manufacturing-related jobs, however can also be seeking to construct a manufacturing facility in america. We don’t but know if it’s going to buy an already present plant and repurpose it or construct one from scratch in a brand new location.
They’re additionally in search of an skilled designer with 10 years or extra of blueprint planning and design expertise for for a longtime automaker. It’s on this explicit job description that it’s immediately said that the particular person to be appointed for this place could be
Answerable for above two expertise of basic drawing initiatives, together with no less than one US manufacturing facility mission.
The others are infrastructure specialists, logistics managers and park planning specialists, precisely the form of professionals they would want to arrange a manufacturing facility. Nio already has a analysis and improvement heart in america, in San Jose, California, the place its American headquarters are additionally positioned.
And the way in which the job advert is phrased, it makes it completely clear that Nio could not cease at simply having one manufacturing facility within the US if issues go in line with plan.
Nio can also be seeking to open a brand new R&D heart in Singapore, which can deal with the event of self-driving expertise and synthetic intelligence (AI). Singapore was apparently chosen as a result of it might allow Nio to hyperlink its facility up with native science and analysis establishments; the nation’s monetary sector can also be very properly linked and this too could be helpful for the automaker.
The corporate additionally has a design workplace open in Munich, proper within the coronary heart of the German automotive business, in Bavaria. Nio’s enlargement technique is seen as aggressive by business analysts who level to the truth that it now needs to develop into Europe, Southeast Asia and North America; final 12 months it constructed round 200,000 automobiles, most of which had been offered in China.