China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Company Limited , CNHTC or Sinotruk Group is a Chinese state-owned truck manufacturer headquartered in Jinan, Shandong province. It is currently the third largest truck manufacturer in Mainland China. It is famous for developing and manufacturing the first heavy duty truck - "Huanghe" JN150 in China.
CNHTC was founded in 1935 by Kuomintang Government of the Republic of China era on the basis of Jinan Automobile Works. It started developing heavy-duty trucks in 1956. Since the reform and restructure in 2001, the company has got rid of the operating losses for previous years.
Its Hong Kong-based subsidiary company, Sinotruk (Hong Kong), was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2007.
SINOTRUK(Hong Kong) parent company China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Corp., Ltd. (SINOTRUK) is China's first heavy duty truck manufacturer, initially founded in 1956 and the cradle of China's heavy duty truck industry. It once manufactured China's first heavy duty truck- HUANGHE branded JN150 8-ton truck in 1960; and successfully introduced the STEYR heavy duty truck project from Austria and became China's first company to comprehensively introduce foreign heavy duty truck manufacturing technology of complete vehicle in 1983. In 2009, SINOTRUK formed its strategic partnership with German MAN Group, by which MAN held a 25%+1 stake in SINOTRUK (Hong Kong) Limited. SINOTRUK introduced 3 models (D20, D26 and D08) of engines, axles of medium duty and heavy duty trucks, and relevant technologies of complete vehicles from MAN, laying a solid foundation for corporate long-term growth. Today, SINOTRUK has developed into China's largest heavy duty truck manufacturing base and made significant contributions to the development of China's heavy duty truck industry and national economic growth.
April 1968: Jinan Auto Manufacturing General Factory succeeded in developing 8x8 military off-road vehicle JN252. Its 8-wheel independent suspensions system enjoyed a leading position around the world. In Sept. 1970, JN252 8x8 military vehicle was produced through type test, fulfilling the glorious task of "matching DONGFENG 3 to surface-to-surface missiles".
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China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd.
Founded in 1956, Jinan General Auto Works Plant, the predecessor of China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. (SINOTRUK), is the cradle of China's heavy-duty truck industry.
We primarily organize the development, manufacturing and sale of trucks, special trucks, buses, special vehicles, engines and engine units, auto parts and special chassis. We have vehicle enterprises include SINOTRUK Jinan Truck Co., Ltd., SINOTRUKJinan Commercial Truck Co., Ltd., SINOTRUK Jinan Special Vehicle Co., Ltd, and Light-duty Truck Division; engine enterprises including SINOTRUKJinan Power Co., Ltd. and SINOTRUK Hangzhou Engine Co., Ltd.; an axle enterprise - SINOTRUKJinan Axle & Transmission Co., Ltd.; as well as transmission enterprises including Jinan Transmission Division and Datong Oear Co., Ltd. We have become an all-series commercial vehicle conglomerate with brands such as Sitrak, Howo, Steyr, Huanghe Commander, Gold Prince, Hohan, Wangpai, Folor, Wero, as well as an enterprise with the most complete range of drive types and powers in China's heavy truck industry.
Taian Aerospace Special Vehicle Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of China Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, is a government-designated state-owned enterprise that manufactures special vehicles. Our company, set up in 1952, manufactured small tractors for agriculture use before, and began to focus on special vehicles in 1990s. Currently it is carrying out the research and production of military vehicle equipment and heavy special vehicle for oilfields and mines etc., and several national level key scientific research and production projects including the national level innovation and research project for domestic production of key technologies and equipment and Torch Program projects etc. Its products have the drive ranging from 4x4, 6x6, 8x8, 10x10, 12x12 to 14x14, 16x16. It has two pillarsmilitary and civilian products, six series, nearly 100 types of products, to make contributions to the development of defense industry and petroleum machinery industry.
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