Introduction to Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd.
Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd. (BAIC) is a major automobile manufacturer in China established in 1958 and headquartered in Beijing. BAIC has become a large leading company automobile enterprise group covering R&D and manufacturing of vehicles and parts & components, auto service trade, comprehensive travel service, finance and investment, general aviation and other businesses......
As a backbone enterprise of the domestic auto industry and a leading enterprise of the modern manufacturing industry in Beijing, we have been adhering to the BAIC’s spirit of “working hard, working in unity, surmounting difficulties and being determined to win” in recent years to innovate and develop our business under the guidance of the Group’s strategy. We have made great strides in our undertakings and been listed among Fortune 500 companies for many years...
On June 20, 1958, the first independently developed sedan "Jinggangshan" drove in Beijing into Zhongnanhai and received praises from Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, Deng Xiaoping and several other founders of the New China; vehicle production in Beijing was thus formally unveiled.
BJ130 sample car successfully passed the trial production.
On April 28, 1966, Beijing Second Automobile Repair Plant trial-manufactured two BJ130 light-duty truck samples.
BJ212 was finalized and put into production.
On May 5, 1966, BJ212 off-road vehicle, independently researched and developed by Beijing Automobile Works, was finalized in design and formally put into production.
Beijing Automobile Industry Company was founded.
On July 30, 1973, Beijing Automobile Industry Company, the predecessor of BAIC Group, was officially founded.
The general contract of the Beijing Jeep Corporation joint venture was signed.
On May 5, 1983, Beijing Automobile Works and American Motors Corporation (AMC) signed the general contract of the Beijing Jeep Corporation joint venture, the first Sino-foreign joint venture in complete vehicle manufacturing in the Chinese automobile industry.
The public shares of Beijing Wagon Co., Ltd. were officially issued.
From March 27 to March 29, 1994, the public shares of the Beijing Wagon Co., Ltd., the first listed company among the complete vehicle manufacturing enterprises in the Chinese automobile industry, were officially issued to the public.
Foton Motor Co., Ltd. was established.
On August 28, 1996, Beijing BAM Company launched 100 enterprises to establish the Foton Motor Co., Ltd. Currently, its production and sales continuously exceeded those of Europe, the U.S. and Japan and ranks global No.1 in terms of sales of commercial vehicle.
BAIC Group signed an overall strategic corporation agreement with the South Korean Hyundai Motor Company.
On April 29, 2002, BAIC Group signed an overall strategic corporation agreement with the South Korean Hyundai Motor Company in Beijing, and Beijing Hyundai Motor Co., Ltd. became the first complete vehicle manufacturing joint venture after China's accession to the WTO.
BAIC Group signed a framework agreement for strategic cooperation with DaimlerChrysler AG.
On September 8, 2003, BAIC Group signed a framework agreement for strategic cooperation with DaimlerChrysler AG in Beijing.
BAIC Group Assets Management Co., Ltd. held the opening ceremony
On April 26, 2007, BAIC Group Assets Management Co., Ltd., a reform and adjustment platform for BAIC Group, held the opening ceremony. It became the first platform for BAIC Group to promote the collectivization strategy.
Beijing Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. signed the agreement.
On August 26, 2007, Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd. and Beijing State-Owned Assets Management Co., Ltd. jointly incorporated the Beijing Automotive Parts Co., Ltd. (later renamed as the Beijing Hainachuan Automotive Parts Co., Ltd.).
A foundation stone laying ceremony was held for BAIC Group Industry R&D Base.
On February 19, 2009, the foundation stone laying ceremony for BAIC Group Industry R&D Base was held in Shunyi.
Annual production and sales of BAIC Group exceeded one million vehicles for the first time.
On November 11, 2009, BAIC Group held a ceremony to celebrate "the annual production and sales of BAIC Group exceeding one million vehicles for the first time in 2009", and the annual sales revenue exceeded 100 billion yuan.
BAIC BJEV was established.
On November 14, 2009, BAIC BJEV, BAIC BJEV Scientific and Technological Industry Park, and Beijing Pride New Energy Battery Technology Co., Ltd. were established in Beijing Caiyu Economic Development Zone, Daxing District.
BAIC Group announced that it successfully acquired Sweden's SAAB intellectual property rights.
On December 14, 2009, BAIC Group announced that BAIC Group and Sweden's SAAB Automobile Company had finished the acquisition of the relevant intellectual property rights.
BAIC ROCAR Automobile Service and Trading Co., Ltd. was established.
On January 20, 2010, BAIC ROCAR Automobile Service and Trade Co., Ltd., a BAIC automobile service and trade platform, was established.
BAIC Motor Corporation Ltd. was established.
On September 28, 2010, Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co., Ltd. officially changed its name to "Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd." and BAIC Motor Corporation Ltd. was officially established.
The first 2.3T gasoline engine of the self-owned brand of BAIC Group passed trials.
On December 31, 2010, the first 2.3T gasoline engine of the self-owned brand of BAIC Group, through digestion and absorption of SAAB turbocharging technology, passed trials.
Hainachuan successfully acquired 100% of Inalfa stock.
On July 29, 2011, the equity delivery ceremony between Beijing Hainachuan Automobile Parts Co., Ltd. and Inalfa was held in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, with Hainachuan acquiring 100% of Inalfa stock.
Senova, an intermediate class car of BAIC Group came into market.
On May 11, 2013, "Senova", a self-owned brand intermediate class car of BAIC Group officially came into market.
BAIC INTL was established.
On June 22, 2013, BAIC INTL was established, becoming a cooperation platform for the overseas business strategy of BAIC Group.
BAIC Group was listed among the Fortune 500.
On July 8, 2013, the 2013 ranking of Fortune 500 enterprises was published in the U.S.A. Fortune magazine showed that BAIC Group ranked in the 336th place among the Fortune 500, and in the 18th place in global automobile enterprises.
BAIC Group regrouped Changhe Auto.
On November 25, 2013, Jiangxi Government and BAIC Group signed a strategic cooperation agreement. BAIC Group and Jiangxi Corporate State-owned Assets Management Co., Ltd. respectively held 70% and 30% of the equity of Changhe Auto, to jointly promote the building of the self-owned brand of Changhe Auto and the joint-venture brand of Changhe Suzuki.
2014 Fortune Global 500
On July 10, 2014, BAIC Group rose to the 248th on the 2014 Fortune Global 500. It improved by 88 places compared to the year before. BAIC Group's revenue totaled $43,323.9 million.
Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) Enters the Field of General Aviation
On November 20, 2014, BAIC acquired a portion of the shares of Pacific Aerospace Limited (PAL) and set up a joint venture with the company, namely, Beijing Pan Pacific Co., Ltd.
H Stocks of Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) are Listed on the Market
On December 19, 2014, Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) was officially listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, a historic step of BAIC Group in the capital markets.
Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) Conducts Business in Africa
On December 2, 2015, BAIC and South Africa Industrial Development Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on joint venture and cooperation on the South African Factory Project, involving an investment of 5 billion RMB and a planned production capacity of 100,000 units per year.
Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) acquires 35% stake in Fujian Benz
On March 14, 2016, Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) and Fujian Motor Industry Group Co. signed a framework agreement for BAIC to acquire 35% of the shares held by Fujian Benz, holding each side 50% of the shares in Fujian Benz.
Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) Ranks 160th among the Fortune Global 500
On July 20, 2016, Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) ranked 160th among the Fortune Global 500 with sales revenues of 54.9 billion U.S. dollars. It ranked 15th in the global automotive industry.
Beijing BJ80 Becomes President Xi Jinping’s Military Parade Car
On June 30, 2017, President Xi Jinping took the Beijing BJ80 for the review the Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops stationed in Hong Kong. On July 30, 2017, the parade celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army took place at the Zhu Ri He tactical training base. President Xi Jinping took the Beijing BJ80 to inspect the army.
Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) and Daimler AG Cooperate to Produce Cutting edge Electric Vehicles
On July 5, 2017, Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) and Daimler AG signed the agreement. The two sides would jointly invest 5 billion yuan to establish in Beijing a cutting edge electric car production base to introduce the electric vehicles of Mercedes-Benz.
Chongqing Factory of Beijing-Hyundai Auto is Officially Established
On July 19, 2017, Chongqing factory of Beijing-Hyundai Auto was formally established and became an important layout for BAIC to respond to the national “Belt and Road” construction and the development strategy of the Yangtze River economic zone.
Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) Ranks 137th among the Fortune Global 500
On July 20, 2017, Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) ranked 137th among the Fortune Global 500 with sales revenues of 61.13 billion US dollars. This was the fifth consecutive year that BAIC enters the list. Compared with the ranking in 2016, BAIC achieved a strong rise by moving up 23 places.
BAIC Group Wins the 2020 Golden Shield Award for Trinity of Brand Power, Product Power and Marketing Power
At China’s Automobile “New Marketing” Summit 2020, guided by the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and hosted by China Business Journal on November 25, BAIC, which completed brand upgrade, won the “2020 Golden Shield Award for Auto Brand Power” for its brand-new brand structure and significantly improved brand values. Meanwhile, BAIC BJEV was honored the “2020 Golden Horn Award for New Energy Vehicles”, and Beijing Hyundai’s 7th-generation Elantra the “2020 Golden Pigeon Award for Models”.
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BAIC Electric Vehicle Becomes the World’s First Automaker Receiving the TMMi Level 3 Certification
BAIC Electric Vehicle Engineering Research Institute officially received the TMMi Level 3 Certification from the TMMi Foundation with the highest score that all certification items are “fully satisfied” at the iSQE Software Quality Engineering Summit held on October 23, 2020. In result, the Institute became the first test organization receiving the TMMi Level 3 Certification in the international auto industry. BAIC Electric Vehicle received the TMMi Best Practice Organization Award, and Dai Kangwei, Vice President of BAIC Electric Vehicle Engineering Research Institute, received the Individual Award for Outstanding Contribution at the Summit. BAIC Electric Vehicle keep leading electronic control technology of new energy vehicles, as the first automaker participating in the international software testing certification and process improvement certification.
Zhang Xiyong, General Manager of BAIC Group: The automobile industry is deepening reform under the new situation
On December 7th, Global Times published an exclusive interview with Zhang Xiyong, deputy party secretary and general manager of BAIC, titled "Deepening the Reform of the Automobile Industry under the New Pattern". The sudden "Covid-19" epidemic at the beginning of this year has accompanied the ongoing changes in the automobile industry, which has exacerbated the unknown color of this era. In this context, China proposes to speed up the construction of a new pattern of development in which the domestic cycle is the mainstay and the domestic and international cycles mutually promote each other. This shows China's judgment of the historical stage and its grasp of the future development. At the end of 2020, we will focus on what profound changes will take place in the auto industry amid the rapidly changing external environment and how Chinese auto companies will seize the opportunity to build their competitiveness. Zhang Xiyong believes that in the face of the new pattern, it is crucial for the automobile industry to adhere to the new development concept and promote the quality change, efficiency change and power change.
"Flaming" and "interesting" beauty and hard core BAIC Group Beijing Auto Show "Home"
The 16th Beijing International Automobile Exhibition kicked off on Sept. 26. BAIC Group with ArcFox, Beijing Auto, Beijing Offroad, BAIC Foton, Beijing Benz, Beijing Hyundai landed in the E4 Hall of the China National Exhibition Center. New products such as Arcfox αT, Beijing-X7, and BJ40 Salute 2020 Edition were all unveiled this year. Beijing Auto 2020 Concept Car Radiance, Beijing Auto's first plug-in hybrid vehicle Beijing-X7 PHEV, BJ30, BAIC Foton pickup Dajun G9 and many other independent new cars were released.
BAIC Group: accumulative output exceeded 30 million units!
On August 10, 2020, BAIC Group's accumulative output exceeded 30 million units. This is an important moment in the 62-year development history of BAIC, a new milestone in the high quality development of BAIC in the new era, and a clarion call for victory in advance for the closing of the 13th Five-Year Plan of BAIC.
The Most Luxurious Automobiles in the History of BAIC Group on Display at Auto China
For both auto enterprises and enthusiasts, the International Automotive Exhibition is a colorful stage and window for observing and knowing the trend of the auto market. That is the reason all automotive groups try to seize such an opportunity to show their excellent brand image to the world
BAIC Group Gives Full Support for the 2014 Tour of Beijing with Olympic Standards to Make Cycle Racing Bloom in China
On October 10, the 2014 Tour of Beijing started with the sound of a gunshot. As an official chief partner of this Tour, BAIC Group provided about 160 cars, from its subordinate BAIC Motor, Changhe Auto, Beijing Hyundai, Beijing Benz
Xu Heyi in the Davos Forum Proposed Again that: Low-carbon is the Only Way for the Sustainable Development of Automotive Enterprises
On September 10, 2014 Summer Davos Forum was held in Tianjin, China, and honored guests, including various countries’ political leaders, chief economists and enterprise strategic experts, young global leaders, scientists, etc
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"3+N" independent innovation system: "Three R&D platforms for passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and new energy vehicles + research institutes of multiple key subsidiaries." The group owns 11 national hi-tech companies, including BAIC Motor Corporation., Ltd., BAIC BJEV, BAIC Powertrain and Shandong Binzhou Bohai Piston. It also owns three national corporate technology centers including BAIC Motor Corporation Research Institute, BAIC Foton Motor Engineering Research Institute and Shandong Bohan Piston Technology Center.
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BAIC Group helps upgrade public transport equipment in Tibet with super bus
On July 26th, in Lhasa, with the blue sky and white clouds, a splendid event further narrowed the distance between Beijing and Lhasa. The launching ceremony of Beijing’s support to Lhasa regarding the green bus project donation and caring medical mutual assistance program was held with the theme of “Beijing and Tibet are one family in love”.
"BAIC BJEV • Night of Beijing Performance & Arts Group" 丨 "Golden Microphone" Zhou Tao will act as Chief Director and a top team participate in the music concert
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Pursuing Lofty Goals with Down-to-earth Efforts, Best Youth for Strugglers -- Practice Kick-off and Training Graduation of Position Practice Program of BAIC-the Third Batch Trainees of Daimler Program
On January 12, 2018, the Practice Kick-off and Training Graduation of Position Practice Program of BAIC-the Third Batch of Trainees of Daimler Program was held at Jacobs University Bremen successfully.
Inheritance, Integration and Joint Progress - 2017 2nd New Employee Training of BAIC Group Held Successfully
With the guidance of the Group Development Strategy 2.0, in order to further strengthen the understanding of the overall situation of the entire group by new employees in each subsidiaries of the group