Two state-owned Chinese automakers have started recruiting talent in Germany to staff their expanding operations.
Han Yonggui, president of Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Corp., led a delegation to Germany on May 19, the company said in a statement.
The team organized job fairs in Stuttgart, Munich and Aachen to recruit 60 to 100 engineers and engineering students.
Meanwhile, Dongfeng Motor Group Co. held an event Friday in Munich to recruit ethnic Chinese engineers working in Germany.
The meeting, led by Dongfeng's passenger vehicle unit chief, Li Shaozhu, attracted more than 50 ethnic Chinese engineers, according to Dongfeng.
This is the first time Chinese automakers have gone to Germany to hire automotive engineers. Earlier, Chinese automakers such as BAIC and Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. organized similar events in Detroit.
BAIC, Dongfeng and SAIC have launched their own brands and models. Now they are quickly expanding their product lineups and building plants to assemble those vehicles.