Huawei reveal plans to open a multi-million pound R&D centre in Bristol

huawei-logo-370x229Global telecommunications and networking company Huawei is to open a multi-million pound R&D centre in Bristol.

Huawei is the latest in a series of global businesses that has decided to relocate to the region.

The company is headquartered in Shenzen, China.

Invest Bristol & Bath played an integral part in the move.

The inward investment agency is now driving forward a recruitment drive in the wider tech sector for the Chinese telecommunications equipment maker,

The facility will initially seek to recruit 30 employees, focusing on the development of ICT chips, microprocessor design, software and related technology.

Heading up the operation on behalf of Huawei, Matthew Leung, Director of CPU Technologies, comments: “The Bristol & Bath region has a growing reputation as the UK’s leading tech base and is an excellent location from which to grow a global enterprise.

“The region’s strong talent pipeline, excellent transport links and position as a hub for cutting-edge innovation were key factors in attracting Huawei to Bristol. We look forward to capitalising on these benefits as we grow our operation in the city.”

Huawei’s technology is centered on next generation telecoms equipment and IT network solutions.

It is the largest telecoms company in China and in the world, with its current offices including its UK HQ in Reading and an R&D centre in Ipswich.

Together, the various UK R&D facilities will employ 300 by 2017.