FAW Group is a global leader in the vehicle manufacturing industry with a 60-year history of innovation. FAW is a diversified maker of quality light, medium, and heavy-duty trucks, automobiles, municipal buses and luxury tourist coaches, custom bus chassis, and mini-vehicles with total sales in excess of 18 million vehicles worldwide.
On July 13, 1956, under the guidance of the China’s Central Committee and with assistance from the former Soviet Union, construction of China’s first automotive production base was completed. Known at that time as First Automotive Works (FAW) and now as First Automotive Group Corporation, this sprawling car and truck manufacturer headquartered in Changchun, China firmly launched the country into the automotive age.
After fifty years of development and refinement, tremendous changes have taken place within FAW. In stark contrast to the early days of producing a single model of medium truck, FAW now produces hundreds of models of light, medium, and heavy trucks for every vocation. In the late 1950’s, FAW quickly responded to market demand and commenced automotive and bus production, soon making FAW the leading producer of buses and luxury tourist coaches in China. In stark contrast to our early days, overall production volume has swelled from 30,000 units to an annual figure approaching one million. Under an evolutionary development of corporate infrastructure from that of a traditional state enterprise to a profitable and diversified group organization with the right combination of lean and progressive qualities, FAW is solidly in place to become a global player in the automotive industry.
After surpassing the one million unit annual sales figure in 2005, FAW Group Corporation has set exciting new goals as the company makes use of the latest in information technologies to keep our people and customers connected worldwide, thus ensuring an important competitive edge in the marketplace.
FAW Group, founded as the “First Automobile Works”, is the birthplace of China’s automotive industry. As China’s oldest and largest passenger car, bus, coach, and commercial truck manufacturer, the lead pioneer in the industry, FAW Group reaffirms its dominant position year-after-year with exciting and cutting edge vehicles that meet and exceed the demands of our customers around the world. We understand and focus on the needs of our customers, delivering outstanding products and service.
We are continually in pursuit of perfection and proud to be number one. We know that our performance is measured through the eyes of our customers, and endeavor to exceed their every expectation. We remain dedicated to developing our proprietary brands while continuing to engage in mutually beneficial long-term joint venture cooperation with solid and respected global industry leaders where engineering, manufacturing, and marketing synergies are recognized.
Our operating philosophy states that we are our customer’s “first partner”, emphasizing the importance that we place on the customer relationship. Our reasons for working with energy, passion, and respect are twofold: to establish and maintain long-term customer relationships, and to build the most desirable vehicles in the world.
Promoting teamwork is the heart of FAW’s development. In an atmosphere that inspires a sense of unity, the spirit of innovative thinking, respect for others, personal growth and continuous improvement amongst our employees, we are able to deliver outstanding business results. We are committed to the ongoing development of employee skills at all levels, keeping our people up-to-date with the latest technology.
Innovation is the soul of FAW’s development. Our passion for innovation and creative thinking runs deeply in the company’s culture, giving our employees the support to turn exciting concepts into reality.
Personal growth is the backbone of FAW’s development. By promoting the personal growth of our employees through their work, we are able to increase the participation of our talented people in the decision-making process and reward them for their outstanding accomplishments.
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