The Chinese Huaweï loves France, and. However, yesterday he inaugurated a new research and development center. It is the fourth R&D center created by Huaweï in France and it is focused on design and aesthetics.
Luxury products, fashion, cars, so it's not just the brand's next smartphones that will stop in this new research center, named Aesthetics Research Center, located in Paris, which is the first R&D center in Huaweïdevoted to this theme. 10 designers will work under the leadership of Mathieu Lehanneur, appointed Chief Designer of the structure.
"Paris is a world reference for fashion and the arts, and now the creative resources that make Paris' reputation are applied to Huawei products worldwide. This makes France a vital part of our global innovation, explained CEO Ken Hu at the opening ceremony.
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The three other R&D centers in Huaweï in France deal with the problems of mathematics, connected objects and semiconductors. Huaweï has been present in France since 2003 and has around 600 employees to date. And its presence in the hexagon is increasing,. A year ago, the company launched. Its workforce is expected to double.
The strong presence, andso the high visibility of this Chinese telecommunications specialist company had given the investigative magazine Cash Investigation the opportunity to question François Quentin, the company's DG France, on the working conditions of the company's subcontracting employees in China. At the very least, the streak was funny. Even annoying. But Huaweï does not seem to hold France in check for the freedom of tone of some of its journalists.
Huaweï, like his compatriot ZTE, are personna non grata in the United States, for reasons of national security. Hence the importance of the European and French market: Huaweï realizes 60% of its turnover abroad, with an average annual growth of 20%.