Foton is big player in China
CHINESE COMMERCIAL VEHICLE BRAND FOTON WAS FOUNDED in 1996, and is headquartered in Beijing.
It makes light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, vans, utes, buses and construction machinery vehicles.
It has an accumulative production and sales volume of about eight million vehicles, and is China’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.
In 2006, it signed an agreement with Cummins to form a 50/50 joint venture company to manufacture diesel engines in China.
Foton also established a joint venture, China Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co Ltd with Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-benz and Freightliner
The joint venture company makes Auman medium- and heavyduty trucks, and OM457 heavy-duty engines.