Join Date: Mar 2008
Re: FAW Introduction
An Introduction to FAW Group
As the founder of China’s automobile industry, FAW Group Corporation (FAW) has maintained a dominant position in the automotive industry since its founding in 1953 in terms of its total assets, production capacity, domestic and international sales, market share, and brand recognition. The company is the largest and most influential in China’s automotive industry and an evolving global player.
Over the past 50 years, FAW Group has become one of the world’s largest vehicle producers. The company’s line-up of passenger cars, ranging from affordable compacts to luxury performance sedans, also includes MPVs, SUVs and versatile mini vehicles. Renowned in the commercial market for its outstanding light, medium, and heavy trucks, FAW Group is also a leader in the bus, coach, and bus chassis industry. The company has delivered 9.2 million vehicles since its inception and ranks within the Fortune Global 500.
Since entering the international market in 1984, FAW Group has exported over 100,000 complete vehicles (CBUs) and CKD/SKD vehicle kits to more than 70 countries around the world. Supporting the company’s rapidly expanding international sales network, FAW Group has established modern overseas production facilities in Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Ukraine and Vietnam.
FAW Group’s proprietary vehicle brands include:
Jiefang Brand Medium and Heavy Trucks
Available as tractors or rigids (with or without body), including 4x2, 6x2, 6x4 and 8x4 models with dual steer axle, pusher axle and tag axle configurations. Vocational models are available for construction (dump, mixer, concrete pumping, ect.), refuse, utility, and other applications requiring superior maneuverability, brute strength, maximum payloads and solid dependability.
• J6 Premium Long-Distance Heavy Tractors, Rigids and Vocational Trucks
• J5P “Aowei” Series Heavy Tractors, Rigids and Vocational Trucks
• J5M “Hanwei” Series Regional Heavy Tractors, Rigids and Vocational Trucks
• J5R Conventional Cab Regional Heavy Tractors
• J5K “Junwei” Series Medium-Duty Rigids
• J4/FM Medium-Duty Tractors, Rigids and Vocational Trucks
• J4/FK Medium-Duty Rigids and Vocational Trucks
• J4 Conventional Medium-Duty Tractors, Rigids and Vocational Trucks
Jiefang Brand Light Trucks
Available in standard, extended and crew type low-cab-forward models with a variety of wheelbases and drivetrain configurations to suit any requirement.
• CA1020 Series 1 Ton
• CA1030 Series 1.5 Ton
• CA1040 Series 2 Ton
• CA1040A Series 2.5 Ton
• CA1050 Series 3 Ton
• CA1060 Series 3.5 Ton
FAW Bus & Coach
A comprehensive range of diesel, natural gas and hybrid-powered bus platforms including low floor/low step height municipal transit buses, profitable and efficient intercity buses, and attractive luxury tourist coaches emphasizing comfort and safety.
• Custom Bus and Coach Chassis
• Medium Buses
• Municipal Transit Buses including BRT (Bus Rapid Transit) configurations
• Intercity Buses
• Luxury Tourist Coaches
Besturn Brand Performance Luxury Sedans
• C301 Performance Luxury Sedan
FAW Haima Brand Passenger Cars
• Family II Sedan
• Freema MPV
• Haima 3
Hongqi Brand Luxury Sedans
• HQ3 Premium Luxury Sedan
• Century Star Luxury Sedan
• Mingshi Sedan
Xiali Brand Compact Passenger Cars
• Xiali A+ Compact Sedan and Hatchback
• Xiali C1 Hatchback and C3 Compact Sedan
• Xiali N3 Compact Sedan and Hatchback
• Xiali Vela Compact Sedan
• Xiali Vizi Compact Hatchback
Jiaxing Brand Compact MPVs
FAW Group’s popular “Jiaxing” MPVs offer a large and comfortable interior with outstanding headroom and visibility through innovative styling and design. This versatile compact MPV’s affordability, fuel economy and spirited performance make it an outstanding value.
Freewind Brand MPVs
The company’s Freewind full-size MPVs offer seating options for up to 11 passengers, with a sophisticated and aerodynamic body shape that has world class fit and finish. Dual sliding side doors add to the Freewind’s versatility, as does the car’s wide-body design featuring an over-size rear lift-up tailgate.
Jiabao Brand Mini Vehicles
A diverse range of versatile and economical mini vehicles for both consumer and commercial use, including passenger vans, commercial delivery vans, pickups, and cab and chassis models that incorporate the latest in refinements and technologies.
• CA6300 Series Passenger Vans
• CA5000 Series Commercial Vans
• CA1000 Series Standard, Extended and Crew Cab Pickups; and Cab and Chassis
Over the past 20 years, FAW Group has established Sino-foreign joint ventures and technical licensing agreements with some of the world’s leading automakers and suppliers including ArvinMeritor, Bharat Forge, Daihatsu, Denso, Deutz AG, Eaton, Johnson Controls, Koyo, Mazda, ThyssenKrupp, Tokico, Toyota, TRW, Valeo, Volkswagen AG, Zexel, and ZF Friedrichshafen AG.
FAW Group’s joint venture vehicle brands include:
FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co. Ltd.
• Bora (IV) Sedan
• Bora HS Hatchback
• Caddy MPV
• Golf (IV) Hatchback
• Jetta Sedan
• Magotan Premium Luxury Sedan (European Passat)
• Sagitar Performance Luxury Sedan (European Jetta)
• Audi A4
• Audi A6L (extended wheelbase – built exclusively by FAW-Volkswagen )
• Audi A8L
• Audi Q7
• Audi TT
Tianjin FAW Toyota Motor Co. Ltd. (TFTM)
• Crown Premium Luxury Sedan
• Reiz (Mark X) Performance Luxury Sedan
• Corolla Sedan (10th generation)
• Corolla Sedan (9th generation - taxi version)
• Vios Compact Sedan
Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor Co. Ltd. (SFTM)
• Land Cruiser Prado SUV
• Coaster Medium Bus
SFTM Changchun Fengyue Co. Ltd. (a division of SFTM)
• Land Cruiser 100 Luxury SUV
• Prius Hybrid Sedan
FAW Mazda Motor Sales Co. Ltd. (FMSC)
• Mazda6 Sedan
• Mazda6 Sports Sedan
• Mazda6 Sport Wagon
FAW Daihatsu (Jilin) Body Parts Co. Ltd. (FDJB)
• Daihatsu Xenia MPV
FAW Group has also established itself as a global OEM parts supplier of modules and components to the world’s leading names, including Ford, Hyundai, Toyota, and Volkswagen AG. Utilizing the latest in machinery and production methods, the company’s quality management standards are ISO/TS16949 certified.
FAW Group has 30 wholly owned subsidiaries and controlling interest in 18 partially owned subsidiaries. Among these are wholly owned subsidiaries FAW Jiefang Truck Company and Fawer Automotive Parts Company. Publicly traded units on the Shenzhen and Shanghai stock exchanges include FAW Car Company, Tianjin FAW Xiali Automobile Company, and FAW Sihuan Automotive Company.
FAW’s production bases are located in northeast China’s Jilin, Liaoning and Heilongjiang provinces, east China’s Shandong province and Tianjin municipality, south China’s Guangxi and Hainan provinces, and southwest China’s Sichuan and Yunnan provinces.
The company’s state-of-the-art government-certified engineering development and test center, China’s largest and most extensive automotive R&D facility, is the country’s leader in automobile and commercial vehicle research. It stands alone in China in possessing both cold and semi-tropical weather vehicle testing facilities.
FAW Group’s total assets are currently valued at US$15.1 billion. The company employs 134,000 people around the world.
FAW Group ranked 385 on Fortune magazine's 2007 Fortune Global 500, leaping ahead after placing 470 in 2006. The company also ranked number one again amongst China’s top 500 manufacturers for 2007. Sales revenues reached $18.7 billion with profits of $70 million.
At the beginning of this century, FAW Group set forth new corporate development targets designed to enhance the company’s evolution of development. Engaging in a strategic transformation, utilizing the latest information technologies available, FAW Group has become a globally-oriented automotive group with annual sales in excess of one million vehicles. By forging a dynamic new path built on FAW’s solid foundation of experience, the company has achieved its goals with a strategically focused long-term plan that promotes economies of scale and global development. With corporate mechanisms focused on the constantly evolving needs and demands of the global market, both present and future, FAW has assured its long-term success around the globe.
Following this strategy, FAW Group has expanded its organizational structure and global operations while cultivating its outstanding employees. In addition to its mainstream CBU/CKD/SKD vehicle and parts sales, the company has become active in technical transfer agreements and automotive manufacturing consulting services, further promoting FAW Group’s world class capabilities.
As FAW Group pushes forward with a comprehensive sales network and brand development system in both existing and emerging markets, the company continues to benefit from its diverse range of products, taking full advantage of FAW’s rich R&D capabilities to offer market-focused products that meet and exceed our customer’s demands around the world.
Thank you for your interest in FAW Group.