Located in the southwest of Wuhan city, capital of Central China's Hubei province, Wuhan Economic & Technological Development Zone (referred to as WHDZ, also known as Hannan) started construction in May 1991, when the Sino-French joint venture –– Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen Automobile, was built there.

The zone is currently home to several big-name auto companies including Dongfeng Motor Corporation, Dongfeng Peugeot Citroen, Dongfeng Honda and Dongfeng Renault, and has also attracted some world-renowned auto parts manufacturers, including Valeo and Getrag.

In 2017, the output value of the automotive industry in the zone reached 258.74 billion yuan ($37.47 billion), accounting for about three quarters of the city's total and one third of the province's total.

Through constant reform and innovation over the past 27 years, the zone has continuously upgraded its industries, with the aim of building a world-famous automobile industrial hub.