OPPO To Accelerate Global Innovation Through Its New R&D Center in Chang’an

KUALA LUMPUR, 16 July 2019 — OPPO, a leading global smart device brand, has announced at a ground-breaking ceremony that it will establish a new research and development center at Chang’an Town, Dongguan, Guangdong province, China – to accelerates and boost its R&D capabilities. The new facility, along with the company’s existing R&D centers, will form a robust research engine that powers OPPO’s continued innovation for the emerging era of intelligent connectivity.

OPPO’s new R&D center in Chang’an is also one of Dongguan’s major initiatives to drive the development of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and  it is expected to employ 5,000 R&D personnel upon completion.

OPPO Vice President, Eric Zhu said, "We are very pleased to announce the new OPPO’s R&D center that will be built in Chang’an. It will play a strategic role in OPPO’s research and development endeavors, further enhancing the core technological capabilities of the company and accelerating the implementation of our research and development strategy and objectives.”

“The project will be built to the highest industry 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,” Zhu added.

An architectural rendering of OPPO’s New Chang'an R&D Center

OPPO will spend RMB 10 billion (approx. US$1.46bil) on R&D this year. As a global R&D center for the company, OPPO’s new R&D center in Chang’an will be responsible for the research and development, design and testing for a range of smart devices, including smartphones and IoT products. The R&D center will support OPPO’s mission of providing cutting-edge smart devices and services for the era of intelligent connectivity.

As a leading technology company in the Greater Bay Area of China, OPPO has been actively participating in the development of high-tech industrial clusters in the region. In February, OPPO announced the construction of an intelligent manufacturing hub in Dongguan Chang’an New District. Upon completion, the hub is slated to be used for the production and quality control of OPPO’s smart devices and peripheral products.

An architectural rendering of OPPO’s new Chang'an R&D Center

OPPO’s new Chang’an R&D center is designed by top global architecture firm, Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates, in partnership with dozens of professional consultants. It will cover an area of approximately 123.5 mu (roughly 82,000 square meters) and consist of 10 all-glass towers, including offices, a talent development center, an R&D center, a mobile internet research center and a testing center. Standing at 249.5 meters tall, the landmark office tower, once complete, will represent a spectacular fixture of Dongguan’s skyline.

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