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    The first Generation of intelligent heavy duty truck was launched by Sinotruk officially on September 19.
    "Practicing Made in China 2025 strategy, Sinotruk is in Action, Development Forum for Sinotruk 60th Anniversary and Conference for Sinotruk Intelligent Strategy and Vehicle Display" was held in Jinan, and the first generation of intelligent heavy duty truck was launched by Sinotruk officially, which marked that Sinotruk opened a new era of intelligent manufacturing on September 19.

    The APP "Intelligent Sinotruk" was launched officially on March 2, and CNHTC Jinan Global Village E-Commerce Co., Ltd. was established, which marked that Sinotruk opened an era of "Internet + Marketing" on March 2. Jinan Global Village E-Commerce Co., Ltd was unveiled officially on April 26, and "Intelligent Sinotruk E-commerce Platform" was launched officially on April 26.

    On October 13, 2015, Li Yuanchao, member of the Political Bureau of CPC Central Committee and Vice President, had an inspection visit to SINOTRUK. Li Yuanchao fully confirms practices and achievements of SINOTRUK and encourages SINOTRUK to continue to work hard in stabilizing of growth, adjusting of structures and scientific & technological innovation, etc. and create advanced experiences in a new normal state of economy.

    On September 3, 2015, on the military parade for "the Chinese People's 70 Anniversary of the Victory of the Anti-Japanese War and the World Anti-Fascist War", SINOTRUK, for a strong line-up of 46 HOWO series of military vehicles, became the unit which provides the largest number of chassis used on heavy-duty equipment in this parade.

    On September 19, 2015, Shandong HOWO Auto Finance Co., Ltd., a company controlled by SINOTRUK, opened for business. HOWO is a non-bank financial institution approved to be set up by the China Banking Regulatory Commission (CBRC) and also the first auto finance company in Shandong province. HOWO will innovate and expand business products positively and serves the auto finance market in Shandong province or even in China by relying on its perfect risk management and control, high-efficiency business processes and professional management teams.

    On August 16, 2015, the Science & Technology Center of SINOTRUK was officially put into use. This Center is the only national heavy-duty truck engineering technology research center in China Approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology, the second tallest building currently put into use in Jinan city and also the tallest building in eastern part of Jinan. The official opening of this Center opens a new chapter for better development of SINOTRUK.

    On May 12, 2014, SINOTRUK held the MAN technology products one-year anniversary and the six thousandth MAN technology product hand-over ceremony.

    On May 7, 2014, the China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. (SINOTRUK) signed a strategic cooperation agreement with the DANGOTE Group in Nigeria while Chinese Premier Li Keqiang was on his official visit in four countries in Africa.

    On January 17, 2013, SITRAK - the cooperation brand between SINOTRUK and MAN was launched.

    Jan. 15, 2011: SINOTRUK held a groundbreaking ceremony to make its first investment of RMB 1 billion to construct the new site of Fujian Haixi Automobile Co., Ltd.

    Sept. 28, 2010: SINOTRUK Chengdu WANGPAI Commercial Vehicle Co., Ltd. was unveiled.

    July 15, 2009: SINOTRUK (Hong Kong) Limited signed an agreement with German MAN Company in due form to form strategic partnership in capital, technology, products, markets and other aspects.

    Nov. 28, 2007: SINOTRUK was listed on HKSE main board as a red chip. The company name listed is SINOTRUK (Hong Kong) Limited, stock code: 3808.

    Apr. 18, 2006: SINOTRUK Jinan Power Co., Ltd. was established in Jinan and had its leading product line of heavy duty truck engine put into operation.
    Aug. 6, 2004: SINOTRUK (Hong Kong) International Capital Co., Ltd was formally incorporated in Hong Kong. With the approval of Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, SINOTRUK (Hong Kong) International Capital Co., Ltd. was established on Aug. 7.
    Feb. 12, 2004: Approved by Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Shandong Xiaoya Electric Appliance Co., Ltd. was changed to SINOTRUK Jinan Truck Co., Ltd. and its short name was changed to SINOTRUK from Xiaoya Electric Appliance.
    June 9, 2003: SINOTRUK and Volvo Group signed an agreement regarding a joint venture of heavy duty truck at Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in due form. June 30, Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China approved the joint venture contract signed between SINOTRUK and Volvo. July 10, the joint venture Jinan Huawo Truck Co., Ltd. was set up.
    Aug. 18, 2002: SINOTRUK set up China's largest manufacturing base of heavy duty axles.

    Jan. 18, 2001: The establishment of New SINOTRUK was officially announced and Ma Chunji acted as the president of the board directors and secretary of CPC SINOTRUK Committee.
    Sep. 9, 2000: New corporate management like Ma Chunji, president of the board directors and secretary of CPC SINOTRUK Committee, took their roles in China National Heavy Duty Truck Group.
    July 25, 2000: Zhu Rongji, Premier of the State Council, presided over the 74th Working Meeting of the Premier and decided to divide China National Heavy Duty Truck Group into three parts, which were separately administered by Shandong, Shaanxi and Chongqing. The main body was delegated to Shandong province for administration and retained its previous name of China National Heavy Duty Truck Group.
    Apr. 5, 1995: STEYR project passed national acceptance.
    1990: Formed China National Heavy Duty Truck Group by taking the united heavy duty truck company as main body and combining with other business relevant entities with the approval of the State Council..
    1984: The united heavy duty truck company introduced complete vehicle technology from Austrian STEYR AG and started to produce STEYR heavy duty trucks in China with Jinan Auto Manufacturing General Factory as the main project sponsor.

    1984: Formed a united heavy duty truck company by taking Jinan Auto Manufacturing General Factory as its main body and absorbing other complete vehicle, engine and parts manufacturers in China with the state approval.
    1983: Introduced STEYR 91 range of heavy duty truck manufacturing technology project from Austria with the state approval.
    Dec. 1964: Renamed as Jinan Auto Manufacturing General Factory.
    1956: Jinan Auto Manufacturing Factory was officially established.
    March 1953: Approved by Ministry of Transport, its name was determined as Jinan Auto Repair and Parts Factory directly supervised by Ministry of Transport.