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1958 June

BAIC first car "Jinggangshan"
the car was born.

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.

1966 May

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.

 

1983 May

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.

 

1996 August

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.

 

2003 September

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.

2007 August

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.).

2009 November

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.

2009 December

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.

2010 September

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.

 

2011 July

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.

2013 June

BAIC INTL was established.

On June 22, 2013, BAIC INTL was established, becoming a cooperation platform for the overseas business strategy of BAIC Group.

2013 November

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.

 

1966 April

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.

 

1973 July

Beijing Automobile Industry Company
was founded.

On July 30, 1973, Beijing Automobile Industry Company, the predecessor of BAIC Group, was officially founded.

 

1994 March

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.

 

2002 April

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.

 

2007 April

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.

 

2009 February

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.

 

2009 November

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.

 

2010 January

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.

 

2010 December

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.

 
 

2013 May

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.

 

2013 July

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.

 
 

2014 July

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.

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