BMW CHENGDU (WESTERN REGION).
China’s fourth biggest city is all about serenity and a relaxed pace of life. Here you’ll enjoy unwinding while exploring the nearby mountains and lakes, in a park or a temple or at one of the city’s many teahouses.
Two BMW entities – BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd. and China Automotive Finance (China) Co. Ltd. – operate out of the BMW regional office in Chengdu, which is located in China Ocean International Center, a state-of-the-art office building in the Hi-tech zone of Chengdu’s new city centre.
Life in Chengdu.
Chengdu, the capital city of the Sichuan province, is China’s fourth most populous city, with an urban population of just over 7.4 million. The city is continually expanding, with a new metro system and plans to construct a new airport by 2020.
Chengdu was and is still known for its unique embroidery, silk, lacquer and jewellery. As the Silk Route’s southern gateway, it was also the place where the first known form of a banknote was made, thus business is strongly rooted in the city’s history. Today Chengdu continues to foster a thriving economy, partly due to the municipal government’s success in attracting foreign investment, which has made it a top investment location in inland China. More and more young people decide to move here due to Chengdu’s supportive environment for entrepreneurs, low costs for founding a new venture and the career opportunities that the start-up scene offer.
The city acts as the heart and the soul of the country’s tea production, and boasts more teahouses than anywhere else in China. The teahouses are ideal for relaxing, hanging out with friends and people watching, and are a great example of how Chengdu, despite its size, is a rare oasis of a city that has kept its original spirit despite its rapid growth. Life here is generally easy and slow-paced – a bit like the country’s national animal: the giant panda, which is also found in the city. The Chengdu Panda Base houses some of the world’s rarest pandas and is dedicated to bolstering the dwindling population of giant pandas.
The region is also famous for its food culture, which is defined by the spicy Sichuan peppercorn used to season the infamous hot pot dish that is typical of Sichuan cuisine. This kitchen’s spicy tradition has made chilli, garlic, peanut and black vinegar central ingredients, and also hand pulled noodles is a local speciality. Additionally and thanks to the city’s international vibe, a wide number of cuisines from around the world are also readily available.
From Chengdu, weekend or day trips to the mountains are always an option. The Longchi National Forest Park’s wildlife, waterfalls and lakes make it a natural destination for a peaceful break, while The Xiling Snow Mountain is also an appealing option for a day trip thanks to its seasonal attractions: flowers in spring, waterfalls in summer, colorful autumn leaves and snow in the winter, where the mountains, known as the “Oriental Alps”, also serve as a ski resort.
About BMW BMW Chengdu Office (Western Region).
BMW's Chengdu office is located in Jiaozi Avenue, Chengdu Financial City. The area is the financial center of Chengdu, attracting many international renowned companies such as Deloitte, Oracle and so on.
China Ocean International Center is home to two legal BMW entities: BMW China Automotive Trading Ltd., responsible for all national sales, marketing & aftersales activities; and BMW China Automotive Finance (China) Co.,Ltd. that offers not only financial products but also customer-oriented services.
China Ocean International Center is a 25-minute drive from Chengdu city center, a 10-minute drive from South Railway Station, and a 20-minute drive from Shuangliu International Airport. It has Metro Line 1 and Line 5 and many bus lines. There are Waldorf Astoria, W, InterContinental Hotels within 2 kilometers.