12 August 2008|
Chery Automobile Co. Ltd was founded on Jan. 8, 1997, with registered capital of RMB 3.68 billion. Plant construction commenced on March 18, 1997, the first car came off the production line on December 18, 1999, and on March 26, 2010, the two-millionth car of Chery rolled out the assembly line successfully. At present, Chery possesses an annual production capacity of 900,000 cars,engines and 400,000 transmissions.
Chery now owns four sub-brands: Chery, Karry, Riich and Rely, and its products cover passenger vehicles, commercial vehicles and minivans. Currently, there are 16 models of Chery available on market, and in addition, dozens more will be released successively. Chery has accomplished a sustainable way of development by doing research and preparation while producing autos at the same time, which supports Chery updating its auto-making technology and making its products always follow the trend. Taking Safe, Energy-saving and Eco-friendly as product objective, Chery has successively obtained quality certifications of ISO9001 and German TUV Rheinland ISO/TS16949, etc.
For many years, Chery products which take Zero Defect as objective have won great favor of the vast customers. In 2009, Chery achieved a total sales volume of more than 500,000, up by 40% year-on-year. As a result, Chery became the sales champion of Chinese independent auto brands for 9 consecutive years and the biggest Chinese passenger vehicle exporter for 7 consecutive years. Chery has been recognized and accepted by customers from all over the world. In 2010, 682058 vehicles have been sold worldwide, with an increase of 36.3% compared with last year. Chery also won the golden medal of sales among China self-owned brands for 10 consecutive years, and has been occupying the biggest proportion of China passenger vehicle exportation.