1. The Qingdao Truck Division of FAW Jie Fang Truck Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary, is FAW¡¯s heavy truck production location for eastern China. The factory, which merged into FAW Group in 1993, has 2,900 employees and an area of 410,000 sq. m. The division also has 2 satellite productions facilities in Pudong and Chengdu. The Qingdao location¡¯s 2 assembly lines produce medium, heavy, and severe-duty ¡°Jie Fang¡± brand trucks as well as custom engineered truck-body combinations using ¡°Jie Fang¡± truck chassis at a maximum daily build rate of 300 units. In 2002, production exceeded 70,000 units with gross sales of 10 billion Yuan (US $1.2 billion). The factory produces 8 variations of 4-16 ton straight trucks, available with 5.4-9.6 m. bodies, and both single and tandem axle tractors. Day, single-bed, and two-bed high-roof sleeper cabs are available. A full range of turbocharged and intercooled 160-320 HP diesel engines is offered. ¡ý


    2. FAW¡¯s Qingdao Truck Division utilizes a 5,100 ton press from SMS Hasenclever GmbH and Siemens Simatic S7-400 WinCC-equipped programmable control system to produce over 100,000 frame rails annually.  ¡ü

    3. The paint line at FAW¡¯s Qingdao Truck Division. ¡ú

    4. The cab welding and assembly line of the Qingdao Truck Division can simultaneously produce the company¡¯s various cab designs. ¡ü

    5. FAW¡¯s Shandong Body Division, founded in 1968 and a wholly-owned subsidiary since 1994, produces ¡°Pengxiang¡± brand truck-body combinations, steer and drive axles for trucks and buses, and trailer axles. The 210,000 sq. m. plant with over 1,500 employees has total assets of 400 million Yuan (US $48.4 million). Its 8 modern production lines manufacture over 80 models of dump bodies, semi-trailer, van bodies and trailers, and the tank bodies and trailers with annual production in excess of 6,000 units. The factory produces 4 series of 10 and 13 ton axles in more than 10 varieties, including drive axles with planetary hub reduction, with an annual capacity of 120,000 units. ¡ü

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