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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.
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.
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.
Beijing Automobile Industry Company was founded.
On July 30, 1973, Beijing Automobile Industry Company, the predecessor of BAIC Group, was officially founded.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
BAIC INTL was established.
On June 22, 2013, BAIC INTL was established, becoming a cooperation platform for the overseas business strategy of BAIC Group.
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.
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.
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.
Beijing Automotive Group Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) Enters the Field of General Aviation
On November 20, 2014, BAIC acquired a portion of the shares of Pacific Aerospace Limited (PAL) and set up a joint venture with the company, namely, Beijing Pan Pacific Co., Ltd.
H Stocks of Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) are Listed on the Market
On December 19, 2014, Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) was officially listed on the main board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, a historic step of BAIC Group in the capital markets.
Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) Conducts Business in Africa
On December 2, 2015, BAIC and South Africa Industrial Development Corporation signed a Memorandum of Understanding on joint venture and cooperation on the South African Factory Project, involving an investment of 5 billion RMB and a planned production capacity of 100,000 units per year.
Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) acquires 35% stake in Fujian Benz
On March 14, 2016, Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) and Fujian Motor Industry Group Co. signed a framework agreement for BAIC to acquire 35% of the shares held by Fujian Benz, holding each side 50% of the shares in Fujian Benz.
Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) Ranks 160th among the Fortune Global 500
On July 20, 2016, Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) ranked 160th among the Fortune Global 500 with sales revenues of 54.9 billion U.S. dollars. It ranked 15th in the global automotive industry.
Beijing BJ80 Becomes President Xi Jinping’s Military Parade Car
On June 30, 2017, President Xi Jinping took the Beijing BJ80 for the review the Chinese People’s Liberation Army troops stationed in Hong Kong. On July 30, 2017, the parade celebrating the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army took place at the Zhu Ri He tactical training base. President Xi Jinping took the Beijing BJ80 to inspect the army.
Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) and Daimler AG Cooperate to Produce Cutting edge Electric Vehicles
On July 5, 2017, Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) and Daimler AG signed the agreement. The two sides would jointly invest 5 billion yuan to establish in Beijing a cutting edge electric car production base to introduce the electric vehicles of Mercedes-Benz.
Chongqing Factory of Beijing-Hyundai Auto is Officially Established
On July 19, 2017, Chongqing factory of Beijing-Hyundai Auto was formally established and became an important layout for BAIC to respond to the national “Belt and Road” construction and the development strategy of the Yangtze River economic zone.
Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) Ranks 137th among the Fortune Global 500
On July 20, 2017, Beijing Automobile Co., Ltd. (“BAIC Group”) ranked 137th among the Fortune Global 500 with sales revenues of 61.13 billion US dollars. This was the fifth consecutive year that BAIC enters the list. Compared with the ranking in 2016, BAIC achieved a strong rise by moving up 23 places.