Chinese mobile phone manufacturer Oppo has broken ground on a new research and development (R&D) center in Chang’an Town, China to accelerate global innovation strategy.
Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates in partnership with professional consultants, the Chang’an development will cover an area of approximately 82,000 square meters. It will feature 10 all-glass towers, including offices, a talent development center, an R&D center, a mobile internet research center, and a testing center.
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Along with the company’s existing R&D centers, the new facilities are expected to power the firm’s continued innovation for intelligent connectivity and will serve as a global R&D engine for the company. The company is planning to spend US$1.46 billion on R&D in 2019.
“The Chang’an development will cover an area of approximately 82,000 square meters.”
Oppo stated that its new Chang’an R&D center is one of major initiatives of Dongguan to boost the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
Expected to house 5,000 R&D personnel, the Oppo’s new Chang’an center will be responsible for the design, and testing of a range of smart devices, including smartphones and IoT products.
Oppo MEA president Andy Shi said, “The project will be built to the highest industrial standards and we will spare no effort in making the new R&D center a masterpiece initiative in the Guangzhou-Shenzhen Science and Technology Innovation Corridor, helping to bolster the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.”
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