Huawei and European industry: Natural partners
Together we can address the challenges of a new emerging order, writes Sophie Batas, Director of Cybersecurity, Huawei EU.
As the turbulent year of 2020 comes to an end, it is clear that the past months have been quite extraordinary for all of us.
Even though we are starting to see the end of the tunnel with mass vaccinations soon to be underway all over the world, the pandemic continues to heavily impact our daily lives.
At Huawei, we end this challenging year with an announcement that has particular significance for me: Huawei’s first manufacturing plant outside China will be located in Brumath, just next to Strasbourg and Baden-Baden.
Here, in the Franco-German border region in the very heart of Europe, Huawei is creating hundreds of quality jobs.
France is the country in which I was born. It is satisfying to work for a company that meets its local obligations — obligations like, for example, paying tax in the country in which it is operating.
As a convinced European, Huawei’s decision to strategically invest in France — and symbolically in a location just kilometers away from the seat of the European Parliament in Strasbourg — is the right thing to do.