The first Chinese automobile Corporation (China First Automotive Group Corporation, abbreviated to FAW), was established on July 15, 1953, It was then in the city of Changchun, started the first factory in China to produce cars. The firstborn Chinese automotive industry has become a 4-ton Jiefang commercial truck СА10 released July 13, 1956
After the trucks started production of passenger cars. So, may 12, 1958, was released the first model of the car, and August 1, 1958, was presented the first sedan luxury Hongqi, designed to serve senior officials of the state.
The next leap in your development the company has gained through close cooperation with the leaders of the global automotive industry. Close cooperation with leading automakers defined the company’s strategy for decades:
17 may 1988, FAW Group and Volkswagen AG signed an agreement to import and joint Assembly AUDI 100 sedans.
November 20, 1990, FAW Group and Volkswagen AG signed an agreement on joint production of VW Jetta A2.
1 Jun 1995 rolled off the Assembly line the first Volkswagen Golf IV.
March 9, 2002, FAW Group and Mazda Motor Corporation signed a technical cooperation agreement for the production of the Mazda 6 sedan.
August 29, 2002, FAW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation signed an agreement on the establishment of strategic and lasting partnership.
21 Oct 2002 FAW launches of medium-class buses Toyota Coaster.
April 9, 2003, FAW Group and Toyota Motor Corporation signed an agreement on joint production in China, four Toyota models including Corolla, Crown, Land Cruiser Prado and Prius hybrid.
On 7 December 2004, German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder took part in the opening ceremony of the 2nd factory of FAW-Volkswagen with an investment of $1.1 billion.
May 26, 2005 began the construction of a new plant for the production of engines Volkswagen FAW Engine (Dalian) Co. Ltd. cost $194 million with a planned annual production of 300?000 engines.
October 31, 2005 FAW and Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd signed the agreement on technical licensing for the production of the Daihatsu Xenia MPV.
January 1, 2006, FAW Volkswagen Audi AG and unite the marketing and sales of cars, local and imported into a single business group.
18 Aug 2006 started a joint venture with Y-TEC Corporation and Sumitomo Corporation for manufacturing auto components for cars Mazda.
On October 16, 2006 FAW started production of Deutz diesel engines with capacity from 160 to 300 HP truck.
November 6, 2006 beginning to work a joint venture with FAW the French company Valeo.
20 APR 2007 FAW Toyota Engine Co., Ltd. (TFTE) announced the construction of a new plant with an investment of 270 million dollars. USA with a production volume of 220,000 engines per year ZR series (Dual VVT-i 1.6 l and 1.8 L.).
22 Nov 2007 FAW Group announced the start of construction of a joint plant in Mexico. FAW becoming the first Chinese automaker to have appeared on the rapidly growing automobile market of Mexico.
In December 2010, completed the construction of the new plant, built jointly with GM in Changchun.
In may 2011 he started to work the plant at Harbin, built jointly with GM. The plant’s capacity is 100 thousand trucks a year.
In 2013, in collaboration with African Investment Company and Algeria Arco Fina FAW Group opened a factory in Algeria.
In 2017 FAW bases immediately 5 five R&D centers:
- Global headquarters R&D in Changchun (China)
- The centre of excellence for Technical Innovation in Beijing (China).
- Center for research and development of vehicles “New Energy” in Shanghai (China).
- Center for advanced research and development in Munich (Germany).
- Research center AI in Silicon valley, California (USA).
Currently, FAW produces vehicles such as: trucks (small, medium and heavy), SUV’s, passenger cars, buses, micro-cars. FAW produces vehicles under four own brands (Xiali, Hongqi, JiaxingFAW, Besturn). Also, FAW manufactures in China the cars of such brands as Volkswagen, Audi, Mazda; Toyota.
FAW Corporation is a leader in the Chinese automotive industry. Sales of FAW more than 3 million vehicles per year. The company’s turnover more than $60 billion. a year. The number of employees more than 130 thousand people FAW Corporation ranks 132 in the ranking of 500 largest world companies according to the Fortune Global and is represented in 40 countries. FAW Corporation owns 28 subsidiaries and 18 companies FAW owns a controlling stake.
In Ukraine is the exclusive distributor of FAW – Group of companies AIS. Sales of trucks and cars FAW in our country will begin in the fall of this year.