Chinese carmaker Brilliance interested in Italy investment

Aug 14 (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said that Chinese carmaker Brilliance China Automotive Holdings had expressed an interest in opening a plant in Italy.

Speaking to reporters during a visit to the town of Termini Imerese in Sicily, the site of a former Fiat vehicle production plant, Renzi said on Thursday that the government had established contacts with Brilliance during a recent visit to China.

“They expressed a desire and they formalised a request, black on white, to open a structure in Italy,” Renzi said. “It’s clear that it needs to be seen whether they follow it up and whether they want to do it at Termini Imerese.”

Renzi is trying to encourage foreign investment in Italy, which has fallen away in recent years during a long economic slump.

Data last week showed that Italy fell back into recession in the second quarter, when gross domestic product fell 0.2 percent, posting the 11th drop in the last 12 quarters. (Reporting By Gavin Jones; editing by Jane Baird)

华晨有意在意大利兴建工厂 推动海外扩张

2014年08月15日

  盖世汽车讯 据路透社最新消息,意大利政府方面证实称,中国华晨汽车有意向在意大利兴建工厂投产整车,进一步在海外扩张。

  8月14日,意大利总理马泰奥·伦齐(Matteo Renzi)在西西里岛Termini Imerese向媒体透露,最近意大利政府在访华期间,已经和华晨中国汽车控股有限公司建立起接触机制,后者希望在意大利建厂制造车辆。Termini Imerese原先为菲亚特一座工厂的厂址。

  伦齐称:“他们(华晨)表达了兴趣并发出了在意大利建厂的申请。显然需要继续观察华晨会不会进一步推进,并且是否有意在Termini Imerese建厂。”

  华晨在2006年曾推出BS6轿车和BS4轿车进军德国,但未通过安全测试。近年来,华晨在俄罗斯等海外新兴市场实现突破。