Huawei Technologies has announced a major new commitment to the UK with a promise of procurement over the next five years.
Madam Sun Yafang, Chairwoman of Huawei met with the UK Prime Minister Theresa May in Beijing, to reaffirm the company’s long-term commitment to the UK.
This they say will help UK companies to increase exports to China.
The new commitment builds on the pledge made by Huawei in 2012 to invest and procure £1.3billion in the UK over the five years from 2013-17.
Moreover, Huawei announced that the target was significantly exceeded, and as a result has invested and procured £2billion in that period.
The company now employs more than 1,500 people in the UK in 15 offices, including its head office in Green Park, Reading.
Prime Minister, Theresa May, also said: “Thanks to the drive and innovation of UK business, backed by this Government, trade between the UK and China is already at record levels.
According to her, the visit is an opportunity to further showcase the best of British and boost jobs and prosperity throughout the UK.
Madam Sun Yafang, commented that, Huawei values long-term partnership.
According to her, UK was one of the first international markets they entered, when they opened their first office there in 2001.
She added that Huawei has been working with their major customers in the UK for more than twelve years, helping them build a better connected UK.
” Over the coming years we look forward to continuing to collaborate with our customers and partners to help keep the UK at the very forefront of the digital age,” she said.
However, Huawei plans to continue making a significant contribution by exploring vital future technologies, including 5G, alongside its customers at these centres in the years ahead.