Monday, July 22, 2019
OPPO Breaks Ground on New Chang’an R&D Center to Accelerate Global Innovation Strategy
July 2019 - PHILIPPINES – OPPO announced at a ground-breaking ceremony that it will establish a new research and development center in China’s Chang’an Town, Dongguan, Guangdong Province, as it accelerates its push to boost Research and Development capabilities. The new facilities, 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 Chang’an R&D center, as one of Dongguan’s major initiatives to drive the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, is expected to house 5,000 R&D personnel upon completion.
OPPO Vice President, Eric Zhu shared that "We are very pleased to officially break ground on OPPO’s new Chang’an R&D center. It will play a strategic role in OPPO’s R&D endeavors, further enhancing the core technological capabilities of the company and accelerating the implementation of our R&D strategy and objectives.”
“The project will be built to the highest industrial 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.
OPPO will spend RMB 10 Billion (approx. Php75 Billion) on R&D this year. As a global R&D engine for the company, OPPO’s new Chang’an R&D center will be responsible for the R&D, design and testing of a vast range of smart devices, including smartphones and IoT products. The R&D will support OPPO’s mission of providing cutting-edge smart devices and services for the era of intelligent connectivity.
An architectural rendering of OPPO’s new Chang'an R&D Center
OPPO’s new Chang’an R&D center, designed by top global architecture firm Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates and in partnership with dozens of professional consultants, will cover an area of approximately 123.5 mu (roughly 82,000 square meters) and will 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, upon completion, will represent a spectacular fixture of Dongguan’s skyline.
OPPO is a leading global smart device brand. Since launching its first smartphone -“Smiley Face” - in 2008, OPPO has been in relentless pursuit of the synergy of aesthetic satisfaction and innovative technology, Today, OPPO provides customers with a wide range of smart devices spearheaded by the Find and Reno series, ColorOS operating system, as well as internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 research institutes and 4 R&D centers worldwide and an international design center in London, OPPO’s more than 40,000 employees are dedicated to creating a better life for customers around the world.