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Investing for the future and going high-end to survive

This issue continues the rest of Automotive Business Review (ABR)’s interview of FAW Jiefang president Hu Hanjie and features another story that puts two of its close competitors – CNHTC and Shaanxi Auto – in the spotlight. As Hu pointed out in his interview about competition, as China’s regulations become

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Hu Hanjie: medium & heavy-duty truck demand to average 800,000 per year

CHANGCHUN, Jilin – China’s medium and heavy-duty truck demand will average at about 800,000 units a year in the future, according to Hu Hanjie, Party secretary and president of FAW Jiefang, the country’s leading heavy-duty truck maker. Hu made the comments in a media interview following a ceremony to celebrate

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WABCO and FAW Jiefang sign strategic cooperation framework agreement

BRUSSELS, Belgium – WABCO Holdings Inc. and FAW Jiefang Automotive Company signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement here on June 27. The two partners will work together to advance braking systems, chassis components and other technologies to enhance the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles and fleet operators in China.

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FAW Jiefang’s resurgence thanks to nimble market response and people

Besides the joint ventures FAW-Volkswagen and FAW-Toyota, FAW Jiefang has probably been the only bright spot for FAW Group in recent times as far as its wide array of independent brand arms are concerned. The surprising thing is that it has been trucks, the medium and heavy-duty variety, that

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Sights and sounds of CV makers’ 2016 business conferences (II)

FAW Jiefang aims to sell 155,100 trucks in 2016 FAW Jiefang Automobile Co., Ltd. held its business conference on December 22, 2015 in Chengdu attended by its dealers, service providers and special-purpose vehicle partners. The company sold 128,000 medium- and heavy-duty trucks in 2015, taking up 17.2 percent of the

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Dong Xiuhui appointed president of FAW-Volkswagen Sales, Hu Hanjie goes to FAW Jiefang

CHANGCHUN, Jilin – Dong Xiuhui, former director of marketing and sales department at FAW Group, has been appointed business vice president of FAW-Volkswagen Automobile Co., Ltd. and president of FAW-Volkswagen Sales Co., Ltd. effective July 10. He succeeds Hu Hanjie, who has been transferred to another assignment as Party secretary and

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