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Beiqi Foton Motor
Foton Motor
Co., Ltd. ( Foton Motor
Foton Motor
or Foton) is a Chinese company which designs and manufactures trucks, buses, sport utility vehicles and agricultural machinery. It is headquartered in Changping, Beijing
Beijing
and is a subsidiary of BAIC
BAIC
Group. Foton makes commercial trucks in a joint venture with Daimler AG,[1] called Beijing
Beijing
Foton Daimler Automobile
Automobile
Co., Ltd., which sells its products under the "Auman" brand name.[2]

Contents

1 History 2 Operations 3 Products

3.1 Buses 3.2 Trucks 3.3 Minivans 3.4 Vans 3.5 SUVs 3.6 Pickups

4 Sales 5 References 6 External links

History[edit] Founded on August 28, 1996, Foton manufactures light and heavy-duty trucks, agricultural tractors, and various other machinery. In addition to the heavier trucks, Foton also builds a copy of the Toyota Hiace
Toyota Hiace
H100, called the "Foton View" or "Foton Alpha". In March 2006 Foton and Cummins Inc. announced the creation of a 50:50 joint venture company, Beijing
Beijing
Foton Cummins Engine Company (BFCEC), to produce light-duty diesel engines, of 2.8 and 3.8 liter displacement.[3][4] In January 2009 Foton and Daimler AG
Daimler AG
agreed to form a 50-50 joint venture for the production of medium- and heavy-duty trucks in China, with an initial investment of 6.35 billion yuan.[5][6] Creation of the venture received the approval of the Chinese government in July 2010.[7][8] In October 2009 Foton agreed to form a joint venture to develop and produce vehicle batteries with Pulead Technology Industry Co.[9] In July 2010 Foton announced the establishment of a European headquarters in Moscow, Russia.[10] Foton established a sales company in India in April 2011.[11] Foton will build an assembly plant in Colombia, in order to participate in the growing Latin American
Latin American
market for light commercial vehicles. The company also plans to build a plant in Western Maharashtra, India.[12] Foton has announced a bus factory in Brazil in the state of Bahia,[13] as part of their globalization plan.[14] Foton has held a press conference in 2015, previewing the Sauvana while announcing news to bring the brand to the United States.[15] Operations[edit] Foton is headquartered in Changping District, Beijing. Foton's business units are seen in cities and provinces such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shandong, Hebei, Hunan, Hubei, Liaoning, and Guangdong. Its R&D branches are distributed in Japan, Germany, Taiwan
Taiwan
and The Philippines. It has assets exceeding 50 billion Yuan and 300,000 employees.[16] Foton, whose brand value exceeds 61.932 billion Yuan in 2005, ranked No.1 in auto industry and No. 11 in the “Top 500 Most Valuable Brands”. Foton business marquee also consists of a branch in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Och motors LLC which is one of the biggest conglomerate in Mongolia, is the official distributor of Foton in Mongolian market. Products[edit] Buses[edit] Foton AUV (福田欧V)

Foton AUV New Directions (since 2000; Original name:新干线欧V) Foton AUV panoramic Unlimited (since 2003; Original name:全景无限) Foton AUV Pioneer Europe (since 1998; Original name:欧V先锋)Brand name

Trucks[edit]

A Foton Auman on display at Speyer Technology Museum

Foton Auman

Foton Auman Jones (since 2003, under license of Mercedes-Benz trucks; Original name:欧曼奇兵) Foton Auman Lion (since 2003, under license of Mercedes-Benz trucks; Original name:欧曼雄狮) Foton Auman Kunlun Mountains (since 2003, under license of Mercedes-Benz trucks; Original name:欧曼昆仑) Foton Auman Shenzhou (since 2003, under license of Mercedes-Benz trucks; Original name:欧曼神舟) Foton Auman H4 (since 2011)

Foton Aumark (欧马可)

Foton Aumark (since 2005, Original name:欧马可)

Foton Forland (时代汽车)

Foton Forland (Since 2006, Original name:时代轻卡) Foton Forland King Kong (since 1998 under license of a South American VW trucks; Original name:时代金刚) Foton Forland Ruiwo (since 1998 under license of a South American VW trucks; Original name:瑞沃)

Foton Ollin (奥铃)

Foton Ollin Beyond (since 2005, Original name:奥铃超越) Foton Ollin MRI (since 2005, Original name:奥铃捷运)

Minivans[edit] Foton MP-X (MP-X蒙派克)

Foton MP-X Parker Mongolia (since 2005; Original name: MP-X蒙派克)

A Foton View

Foton View (福田风景)

Foton View Express (since 2001 under license of the Toyota Hiace, Original name:风景快运) Foton View Express Passenger (since 2000 under license of the Toyota Hiace, Original name:风景快客) Foton View Ireland Act (since 1999 under license of the Toyota Hiace, Original name:风景爱尔法)

Foton Gratour (北汽福田福田)

Foton Gratour ix5 (1501cc;since 2016) Foton Gratour ix7 (1507cc;since 2016)

Vans[edit] Foton Toano
Foton Toano
Foton CS2 SUVs[edit]

Foton Saga (since 2004 under license of DangDong -terrain vehicle; Original name:福田传奇) Foton SUP (since 2004 Sport SUV based on the Saga; Original name:萨普) Foton Sauvana (also known as Foton Toplander)

Pickups[edit]

Foton Tunland

Sales[edit] Foton Motor
Foton Motor
sold a total of 640,400 vehicles in 2011.[17] References[edit]

^ Daimler aims to nearly triple China
China
sales by 2015 reuters.com, Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:12am EDT ^ Mr. Heyi Xu,the president of Beijing
Beijing
Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd. delivered a speech at the 2009 China
China
(Changchun) International Automobile
Automobile
Forum Archived 2010-02-16 at the Wayback Machine. BAIC
BAIC
Official Site, 2009-07-20 ^ "Cummins to create joint venture with Foton". China
China
Daily. 30 October 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "Cummins to Form Joint Venture in China". Inside Indiana Business. 7 March 2006. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "Daimler enters China
China
truck market". The New York Times. 7 January 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "China's Foton, Daimler to form $929 mln truck JV". Reuters. 6 January 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "Daimler gets approval for truck JV with China's Foton". The Economic Times. 16 July 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "Foton and Daimler in Truck
Truck
Joint Venture". ChinaAutoWeb.com.  ^ "Foton JV taps new energy". China
China
Daily. 27 October 2009. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "Beiqi Foton opens Europe HQ, Russia unit in Moscow". Gasgoo. 1 July 2010. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ "Foton to open Indian sales branch". Gasgoo. 24 April 2011. Retrieved 11 November 2013.  ^ http://www.business-standard.com/india/news/chinas-foton-selects-west-maharashtra-for-rs-1676-cr-plant/434113/ ^ http://atarde.uol.com.br/materias/imprimir/1452227 ^ http://www.fotonmotors.com.br ^ http://www.foton-global.com/news/arriving-in-north-america-is-fotons-sauvana-suv-with-cummins-technology/ ^ Foton Motor
Foton Motor
Group - Basic Information ^ "Beiqi Foton's 2011 profits slump 30%". China
China
Daily. 2 March 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Foton vehicles.

Foton official website (in English) Foton official website (in Chinese) UK Supplier of Foton tractors (in English)

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