Motorola Celebrates Twenty Years of Success in China
Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) celebrates 20 years in China. As one of the first multinational companies to invest in the country, Motorola entered the market in 1987 and marks a cumulative investment of $3.6 billion today.
“China is an important market for Motorola and for the industry. We are pleased to be celebrating our 20th anniversary with our customers, partners and employees,” said Ed Zander, chairman & chief executive officer, Motorola, Inc. “Motorola’s commitment to China is multi-faceted - from R&D to supply chain to sales, creating opportunities to enhance the global customer experience and build value for the organization.”
Motorola’s R&D investment in China has returned significant business accomplishments, including the Motorola MING, a pen-based device that attracted more than 3 million users since its debut just one year ago. The company established its first R&D facility in China in 1993. Since then, the company has grown its R&D investment to $800 million with labs in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Nanjing, Chengdu and Hangzhou and an employee base of 3,000 researchers.
In addition to R&D, China has been an instrumental part of Motorola’s global supply chain with a large portion of the company’s manufacturing presence based in Tianjin for the past 15 years. Production in China enables Motorola to continue to competitively serve its markets around the world.
Motorola’s commitment to China expands from R&D and supply to enhancing the community. As an example, the company has donated more than $ 5 million towards the establishment of 100 Project Hope Schools that keep more than 23,000 Chinese students in school.
“Building the social infrastructure and community in China is an important priority for Motorola China,” said Ruey Bin Kao, president, Motorola China. “It marks our strong current commitment to the country and our strong commitment
Motorola is a highly-recognized brand in China. By growing its brand presence in China, Motorola has served other markets around the world including the U.S., where numerous teams of people support its regional presence abroad, especially China.
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