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
Number of 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]

The company was founded in 1958 as Liaocheng Vehicle Manufacturing and Repair Factory, and began building buses in 1971. After a series of name changes adopted its current name, 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] It is also custom made for TransJakarta, a Bus Rapid Transit system in Jakarta, capital city of Indonesia.

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 Archived June 4, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. PRC Ministry of Commerce press release, Wednesday,March 14, 2007 (2359 GMT)
  3. ^ a b Zhongtong History Archived November 25, 2009, at the Wayback Machine. Zhongtong Official Site
  4. ^ a b Zhongtong Overview Archived January 29, 2010, at the Wayback Machine. Zhongtong Official Site
  5. ^ Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd. Archived July 7, 2011, at the Wayback Machine. alibaba.com
  6. ^ Zhongtong Bus Wins 219 Million Yuan Contract for Buses bloomberg.com, April 1, 2009

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