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Introduction to the company (from official site).

NAVECO Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as "NAVECO"), as a Sino-Italian joint venture established by Nanjing Motor Group Company and IVECO S. p. A., was founded on March 1, 1996 with the total investment of 3.7 billion yuan. Each party to the joint venture owns 50% of the shares respectively. The company consists of 10 divisions, 2 plants (Assembly Plant, Body Plant) and 3 subordinate companies (Engine Company, Axle Company and Gearbox Company), having more than 3000 registered employees, a land of 516000 m2 and the floor area of 202000 m2 .

The company has a designed production capacity of 60000 IVECO vehicles and 75000 diesel engines covering mainly three product ranges: Power Daily, Daily and Traveler, including more than 200 models of 6 tonnages from 3 tons to 6 tons and 5 kinds of wheel base in segments of light bus, truck, military off-road vehicle, medium bus and special vehicles. Among them, the Power Daily range incorporates not only the comfortability of cars but also the practical features of high performance and capacity of commercial & tourism vehicles. It leads a new round of revolution with respect to the technology of light bus in China.
The company has introduced much modern equipment for machining and inspection, 80% of those from Germany, USA and Italy, which reliably assure the high quality of products. The company has applied the modern managerial system with information technology, like, ERP and e-commerce, and adopted many advanced computer-aid means, such as, CAD,CAE and CAM in a wide scope to boost efficiency.
With quality policy of "Strive for Perfect Vehicles Putting Quality First, Create Famous Brand by Quality and Efficiency Giving Absolutely Priority to Customers" and scientific quality management system, the company has constructed a reliable and effective quality assurance system which passed the certification in accordance with different quality standards applied by the State, industry and army, such as, ISO90001, ISO/TS16949 and GJB9001A standards.

Environment protection is also one value sought by NAVECO. Devoting itself to the development and production of environment friendly vehicles, the company has successively launched vehicles and engines which meet " Euro II" and " Euro III" emission level, based on the environment protection policy "Carry out clean production of environmental-friendly vehicles managing the enterprise by rules, Optimising the green environment continually taking the prevention first".

The environment management system of company has passed thecertification in accordance with ISO14001. The activities relating to environment protection have been audited and accepted with respect to lean production, and the company has won the titles of Jiang Su Environment Friendly Enterprise and Leading Enterprise in Environment Protection.
In the course of construction and development of the company, many leaders of the CPC central committee and the State attached high importance to the growth and development of NAVECO, Hu Jintao, Jiang Zemin, Zhu Rongji, Wu Bangguo, Huang Ju, Li Lanqing, Song Ping, Rong Yiren, Zhou Jiahua, Fei Xiaotong, etc, have inspected the company in succession personally. The company has won the titles of "Excellent Enterprise with Foreign Investment", "Service Unit with Customer Satisfaction" and "Company of Quality Trusted by Consumer ".
Facing the future, the company will make progress unceasingly to achieve a greater success, sticking to the operating notion of "Efficient, Practical, Innovative and Win-Win" and the creed of "the strong gets stronger "

There are 5 production lines in the Assembly Plant: internal trimming line, chassis line, assembly line and inspection line, having a capability of assembling and inspection for 60,000 vehicles per year. The existing equipment assets amounts to 67.95 million yuan, and the land area is 100,000 square meters ( besides this, the testing field of 30,000 square meters) with 30,000 square meters of floor area.

The production lines in Assembly Plant may accommodate the operation of a single products as well as the operation of mixed products. The production timing can be adjusted without interruption according to the need of working task.

In order to guarantee the product quality of IVECO vehicles, NAVECO has introduced many world-class production equipment, such as, the ATLAS tyre nut fastening machine from Sweden, the vacuum filling machine of brake fluid from Italy, the R134a freon filling machine from Germany, the testing apparatuses of Euro III engine from Italy, ABS testing instruments, wind-screen gluing robot. NAVECO has also constructed the A/C testing room, sealing performance testing room, testing ground, and introduced the Hofman testing line from Germany to conduct 100% the inspection of items, such as, axle load, positioning angle, speed, brake, side sliding, light, steering, emission, rainproof and sealing performance. The whole line is controlled through via Siemens Programmed Controller with function of real time data collection, printing, on-the-site monitoring, filing, summarizing, analyzing and control. This inspection passed the national acceptance in Dec.1997 and was rated as the first A Class (top level) vehicle inspection line in the automotive industry, achieving the national standards of exempting from examination for new vehicle registration.

In addition, the plant has been certificated in accordance with different national and military standards, such as, ISO9001, GJB9001A and ISO14001, having a reliable and effective quality and environment assurance system.

The Assembly Plant initiated the campaign of ?glearning-type enterprise?h to cultivate a good learning and enterprising atmosphere by the way of combining the guidance with discussion, lesson-teaching with self-teaching, examination with performance evaluation.

NAVECO Body Plant produces mainly the body and frame of various models in IVECO Daily range and Power Daily range. Its yearly production capacity is 60000 bodies and 200,000 longitudinal beams.

NAVECO Body Plant is a technology-intensive manufacturing plant of modern equipment. It has a certain capability of design, development and prototyping integrating three main processes of stamping, welding and painting. There are more than 600 sets of product equipment, most of which are imported from abroad.

The 3000-ton and 4000-ton pressing machine produced by Clearing UK and WeinGarten Germany can guarantee that the longitudinal beam will be shaped just by one pressing, so that the load ability and safety of vehicle can be reliably assured. We are the first one in Chinese automotive industry to possess the large-size pressing equipment. Three dual-action pressing lines of 1500 tons, 1000 tons and 800 tons that produced by Mecfond and Rovetta Italy carry out the production of big body covering parts of various models.

Body Plant has the complete set of final welding line introduced from ITCA Italy for the Daily range bodies, and the set of final welding line made in Korea for Power Daily range bodies. 17 sets of COMAU welding robots and 5 sets of ABB welding robots carry out the main operation of body welding. With the firm welding and even weld dots, the quality welding of body is ensured.

Most of the body painting equipment is designed and introduced from Italy. The pre-treatment of phosphorization adopts the low-temperature three-element process, and the primer applies the thick-film cathode cataphoresis. The to-and-fro static high-speed spray cup and ABB robot are applied respectively on the two coating lines. The paint film of cataphoresis is thick, and the coating has high ustrousness, can resist against the impact and aging. There are two standard colors for the body painting, Alps white and metallic blue, six optional colors, diamond white, ruby red, grass green, dreaming blue, light green, orange pearl

The advanced lineation machine with 3-dimension measurement is applied to normalize the measurement for body assembly and sub-assembly. The portable 3-dimension measuring machine imported from Metionoi Norway is applied for the positioning and measuring of tooling and jigs. With those, the effective and accurate basis is provided for the quality improvement of body.

The plant has passed the certification for quality management system in accordance with ISO9001 ?F 2000, certification for environment management system in accordance with ISO14001, ?g3C?h certification for compulsory testing on products organized by China Quality Certification Center, and the certification in accordance with National Army Standards GJB-9001A-2001.
In December 2002, the plant was honored with the tile of ?g Environmental Friendly Enterprise of Jiangsu province?h. It passed the acceptance examination for clean production organized by the provincial and municipal Environment Bureaus and the municipal Economy Committee in April 2003, being granted with tiles of ?g Green Grade Enterprise?h and ?g First lot of Environment Friendly Enterprises of Jiang Su province?h.
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