Zhongtong Bus

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Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd.
中通客车
Industry Automotive
Founded 1958 (1958)
Headquarters Liaocheng, China
Area served Worldwide
Key people Qingfu Wang (President and CEO)
Products Buses
Employees Approx. 3,000
Website www.zhongtongbuses.com

Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd. (SZSE: 000957) (Chinese: 中通客车; pinyin: Zhōngtōng Kèchē) is a Chinese bus manufacturing company based in Liaocheng, Shangdong Province.[1] The company is listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, and is one of China's major bus makers.[2]

History[edit]

Originally founded in 1958 as Liaocheng Vehicle Manufacturing and Repair Factory, the company began building buses in 1971 and after a series of name changes adopted its current name of Zhongtong Bus in 1998.[3]

Products[edit]

Zhongtong Bus' products range from 6-meter light buses to 18-meter high-end luxury buses, including road, urban, light,[4] and Hybrid electric buses.[5]

Operations[edit]

The company states the combined floor-space of its facilities total around 300,000 square meters.[4] A subsidiary, Xinjiang Zhongtong Bus Co Ltd, is responsible for a production line that became operational in 2007.[3]

Major customers[edit]

Zhongtong Bus' major customers include the city of Jinan, Shandong Province.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ China Stock Directory Michael Pennington et al., SinoMedia (Holdings) Co Ltd, pg. 635, ISBN 988-98254-2-2, ISBN 978-988-98254-2-3 Google Books Search
  2. ^ China's bus manufacturers raise sales forecasts PRC Ministry of Commerce press release, Wednesday,March 14, 2007 (2359 GMT)
  3. ^ a b Zhongtong History Zhongtong Official Site
  4. ^ a b Zhongtong Overview Zhongtong Official Site
  5. ^ Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd. alibaba.com
  6. ^ Zhongtong Bus Wins 219 Million Yuan Contract for Buses bloomberg.com, April 1, 2009

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