Foton Motor (Beiqi Foton)

Brands of currnt/recent products:

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Foton
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Forland
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Borgward
Type: Public (600166.SS), a subsidiary of BAIC
Established: 1996
Headquarters: Changping, Beijing
Main Subsidiaries and Alliances: Foton Daimler
Current/recent passenger car models:

Foton brand:

Gratour V3 (1.0/1.2L)
Gratour V5 (1.2L)
Midi (1.3/1.5/1.6L)
MPX (2.0/2.4/2.8L)
MPX S-Class (2.4/2.8L)
Sauvana (2.0/2.8L)
Sup (2.2-2.8L)
Toano (2.8L)
Tunland (2.8L)
View (2.0-2.8L)
View G7 (2.0/2.8L)

Borgward brand:

BX7 (2.0L)

Sales (units): 2009:0.6 million
2010: 682,900
2011: 640,000
2012: 620,000
Official Web Site–Chinese http://www.foton.com.cn/
Official Web Site–International http://www.foton-global.com/ (English), http://www.foton-global.com/fr/ (French), http://www.foton-global.com/es/ (Spanish), http://www.foton-motor.ru//(Russia), http://www.fotonalgerie.com//(Algerie),
Timeline:  
  • 1996: Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. was established on August 28 as a subsidiary of BAIC (Beijing Auto).
  • 1998: Went public in Shanghai on May 11.
  • 2000: Moved headquarters to Changping, Beijing, in August.
  • 2008: The joint venture of Foton Cummins was established on March 26; it had a capacity to produce 400,000 engines a year. On December 28, a center for developing and manufacturing new energy vehicles opened in Changping.
  • 2009: Signed agreement with Daimler AG on January 29 to establish a 50:50 joint venture for making medium- and heavy-duty trucks in China. On June 9 Foton Cummins opened engine plant, rolling out ISF2.8L and ISF3.8L.
  • 2010: Opened European and Russian office in Moscow in June. Launched new "diamond" logo on the company’s 14th anniversary, and set the goal of selling more than 4 million vehicles in 2020.
  • 2011: In April, opened a new factory making Auman trucks; signed letter of intent on investing in India. Rolled out its 5 millionth vehicle on the 15th anniversary. Foton Tunland pickup truck made its debut on October 26. Foundation stone laid for plant in Changsha, Hunan, on December 21.
  • 2012: Foton-Daimler was officially established on February 18. Foton Tunland went on sale. Announced plan to build vehicle plant in Brazil with an investment of 300 million US dollars.

beiqi foton in Changping beijing

Foton’s headquarters in Changping, Beijing

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