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The headquarters of China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. (CNHTC) is located in Jinan city, Shandong Province, P. R. China. It is the cradle and leading production base of the heavy-duty truck industry in China. It is famous for developing and manufacturing the first heavy duty truck -- “HUANGHE” brand vehicle model JN150 in China, for successful introducing the “STEYR” heavy duty truck production project, and for setting up a joint venture with VOLVO to manufacture the heavy duty trucks with up-to-date international level.

CNHTC Technical Centre


CNHTC was founded on the basis of Jinan Automobile Works (JAW). JAW was founded in 1935, and mainly manufactured spare parts of trucks. It started developed and manufactured heavy-duty truck in 1956 and became a manufacturer of heavy-duty truck in China. -- “HUANGHE” brand vehicle model JN150 with payload 8 tons in April 1963, ended the history that heavy-duty truck cannot be manufactured in China. Chairman Mao Zedong visited this sample truck when he surveyed Jinan on April 4th, 1963. Commander Zhude signed the name of “HUANGHE” for this truck. Since then, CNHTC manufactured several hundred thousand units of heavy-duty trucks, made an important contribution to the developing of civil economy.

At present, CNHTC has Jinan Truck Co., Ltd., Jinan Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd., Jinan Power Co., Ltd., Jinan Axle Co. Ltd., Jinan Special Vehicle Co., Ltd., Jinan Bus Co., Ltd, and Huawo Truck Co., Ltd. in Jinan Area for manufacturing and assembling of truck CBU, manufacturing and processing of engine, axle, gearbox, wheel, propeller shaft, cab trimming, seat and so on components and parts, and producing and manufacturing task of bus and special vehicle. In Shandong Area, there are Qingdao Special Vehicle Company, Taian Wuyue Special Vehicle Company, Jining Refitting Vehicle Company and Jinan Park Machine Company for manufacturing of special trucks and refitting trucks. Out of Shandong, there are Hangzhou Truck Engine Works of Jinan Power Co., Ltd., Chongqing Fuel Pump & Nozzle Factory and so on. The Technical Development Center at the Jinan headquarters, which is a state level enterprise technical center, supplies powerful technical support for the R & D of CNHTC’s products. Besides, CNHTC also has been managing subsidiaries such as real estate company, import & export company, Hong Kong company, finance company,  Xinhai vouching company, and property management company etc. CNHTC also possesses a listed company, namely, A stock “ CNHTC”.

CNHTC Jinan Industrial Zone

In Jan. 18th, 2001, through a number of reforms and restructures, CNHTC has built a new corporate system and made the company operate actively.

Since reformation and reorganization, CNHTC has raised its sales profit from CNY 6.2 billion to 23 billion Yuan. The production and selling of truck CUB raised from 7000 to 45000, the market share was improved from less than 4% to 18% and reached three “Number one” in China: number one in the segment of heavy tractors sold in China, number one in the segment of large power engine (>300hp) sold in China and number one in the segment of heavy duty truck equipped with engine (more than 10 liter) in China.


In July 15th, 2005, the “Top 500” in the mechanical companies in China was announced and CNHTC ranked 17th. And in “Top 500 of large-size” in mechanical companies, it ranked 15th. From 2004 to 2005, several national leaders, Mr. Wu Bangguo, Mr. Wang Zhaoguo, Ms. Wuyi have visited CNHTC in succession, they all praised the development of CNHTC and put forward ardent expectation.

On March 31th, 2004, the VOLVO truck made by Joint Venture went off the assembly line

CNHTC performed technique innovation; it has invested 4 billion to more than 100 programs to make man craft and scale production linked quickly with advanced enterprise in the world. Jinan Industrial Aera, Changqing Industrial Aera and Zhangqiu Industrial Area have been built up in succession; the digital frame line, new assembly line, HOWO welding line, painting line ect. Which are representatives of international advanced level have been put into use. The production capacity of Jinan Power Co., Ltd, which was been invested nearly CNY 1 billion, reaches 60000 units and has developed times featured engine for heavy-duty truck. This kind of engine represents the top technical level of 10 liters emission engine in China and has made truck CUB producer establishes technical criterion by itself, thereby to make sure the upgrade with truck CUB technology. By using the technology advantages of itself and absorbs the advanced technology of the heavy-duty truck around the world, CNHTC has developed series heavy-duty trucks such as HOWO, STEYR-King, Golden-Prince, HAOJUN, HAOYUN, Huanghe Commander, Huanghe General and so on, which includes more than 1380 models. CNHTC focuses on the protection of knowledge property right and makes more than 600 technologies get the national patent.

 HOWO heavy duty truck under CNHTC own knowledge property right went off the assembly line on oct.28, 2004

To strength the marketing construction of “Great market, great marketing”, and to build up comparatively sound marketing network system.

New assembly line with expedite logistics

The construction of information system makes production according to orders, multi-model assembly, suppliers in the workshops, assembly without stockpile and design without paper come true. “One line” production management, supplying chain management system, workshop management system, “One line” payment for truck management system and “One line” after sales service management system etc. have improved the management and scale production increasingly and increased core competitive force.

Engine machining center at world level

Implementing the internationalization strategy, unceasingly developing the overseas market, strengthening the international competition strength and the anti-risk ability, at the bottom of Oct. 2005, CNHTC has exported truck CUB 3546 units, Exportation bringing in foreign exchange income breaks through 100 million US dollars critical junctions.


Imported robots for welding

       Implementing the high quality low cost strategy makes development for new product, technical craft, tender purchase, energy saving and consumption reducing, financial control, material flow reconstructing and so on reduce the cost in all aspects. For 5 years, each vehicle cost was reduced  CNY 10,000 Yuan.

Painting line at world level for heavy trucks

The superiority of technology, brand, cost, price, human sources and networks and so on agglomerated the growth potential for CNHTC. CNHTC will unceasingly pushes four big strategies to gradually realize the internationalization of product, market, capital, mechanism and brand.

The biggest axle and transmission production base in Asia