Dahua Technology, a China-based provider of solutions in the global video surveillance industry, has opened its European supply center in Zalaegerszeg (180 km southwest of Budapest), according to a press release sent to the Budapest Business Journal.
"The Dahua Technology European Supply Center has a key role in Dahua Technology’s European growth plans," said Jason Zheng, director of overseas supply center operations management at Dahua Technology. "The company sees huge opportunities for further growth in these markets, and establishing a local assembly line and logistics center is a key step to serve these markets in a very competitive way," he added.
The center was opened to supply European markets with better customer service and faster delivery through local assembling and centralized logistics services, the press release explains. A Dahua partner will operate the plant, responsible for warehousing, production, and logistics. The main function of the center will be the assembly and customization of CCTV systems.
In its current, first phase, the center is operating on an area of 3,000 square meters, and is expected to expand in the next two years, according to Dahuaʼs plans. The company expects production of recorders to amount to 500 units per day, and cameras to 700-900 units per day in the short term.
By 2020, Dahua Technology plans to set up a distribution system capable of managing 150,000-250,000 shipments of devices per month, the press release adds.