Foton Motor Co., Ltd. (
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 and is a subsidiary of
Foton makes commercial trucks in a joint venture with Daimler AG,
Beijing Foton Daimler
Automobile Co., Ltd., which sells its
products under the "Auman" brand name.
6 External links
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 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 Foton Cummins Engine Company (BFCEC),
to produce light-duty diesel engines, of 2.8 and 3.8 liter
In January 2009 Foton and
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. Creation of the
venture received the approval of the Chinese government in July
In October 2009 Foton agreed to form a joint venture to develop and
produce vehicle batteries with Pulead Technology Industry Co.
In July 2010 Foton announced the establishment of a European
headquarters in Moscow, Russia.
Foton established a sales company in India in April 2011.
Foton will build an assembly plant in Colombia, in order to
participate in the growing
Latin American market for light commercial
vehicles. The company also plans to build a plant in Western
Foton has announced a bus factory in Brazil in the state of Bahia,
as part of their globalization plan. Foton has held a press
conference in 2015, previewing the Sauvana while announcing news to
bring the brand to the United States.
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 and The
Philippines. It has assets exceeding 50 billion Yuan and 300,000
employees. 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
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.
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
A Foton Auman on display at Speyer Technology Museum
Foton Auman Jones (since 2003, under license of Mercedes-Benz trucks;
Foton Auman Lion (since 2003, under license of Mercedes-Benz trucks;
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)
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,
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,
Foton Gratour (北汽福田福田)
Foton Gratour ix5 (1501cc;since 2016)
Foton Gratour ix7 (1507cc;since 2016)
Foton Toano Foton CS2
Foton Saga (since 2004 under license of DangDong -terrain vehicle;
Foton SUP (since 2004 Sport SUV based on the Saga; Original
Foton Sauvana (also known as Foton Toplander)
Foton Motor sold a total of 640,400 vehicles in 2011.
^ Daimler aims to nearly triple
China sales by 2015 reuters.com, Fri
Oct 22, 2010 8:12am EDT
^ Mr. Heyi Xu，the president of
Beijing Automotive Industry Holding
Co., Ltd. delivered a speech at the 2009
Automobile Forum Archived 2010-02-16 at the Wayback
BAIC Official Site, 2009-07-20
^ "Cummins to create joint venture with Foton".
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 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 Joint Venture". ChinaAutoWeb.com.
^ "Foton JV taps new energy".
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.
Foton Motor Group - Basic Information
^ "Beiqi Foton's 2011 profits slump 30%".
China Daily. 2 March 2012.
Retrieved 11 November 2013.
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)
1A brand of BAIC
Joint ventures and
Beijing Benz (50%)
Beijing Foton Daimler
Beijing Hyundai (50%)
Fujian Benz (35%)
1A brand of
Borgward Group AG
Automotive industry in China
Economy of China
Transport in China
Dongfeng Motor Group
FAW Bus and Coach
FAW Car Company
Lynk & Co
Jiangling Motor Holding
Changzhou Changjiang Bus
Sinotruk (Hong Kong)
Tangjun Ou Ling
joint venture vehicle
Chery Jaguar Land Rover
Dongfeng Motor Co., Ltd.
Dongfeng Yueda Kia
Sichuan FAW Toyota Motor
Changan Ford Mazda
Volkswagen Group China
China Association of
N.B. Only companies and organisations from Mainland
China and Hong
Kong are includ