On 28 August 1996, Foton Motors was registered and established in Beijing, China. Foton has experienced exponential growth since it was founded. At Foton’s first anniversary, the company’s 100 thousandth vehicle left the production line. In 1999, Foton rose to number 1 on China’s light duty truck sales volume list, and was then recognised as China’s best light duty truck manufacturer.
Foton has been the world’s largest manufacturer of commercial vehicles, as far as sales are concerned, since 2009, and the top Chinese manufacturer of commercial vehicles since 2003. Foton products are exported to more than 125 countries world-wide, where a fast-growing service network provides first-class sales and technical assistance to customers. Production lines have been established in 5 countries, while 10 additional lines are currently under construction.
Foton, in 2005, was honoured as “China’s Top Brand of Commercial Vehicles.”Foton’s sales reached 693,000 units in 2010. It has been the biggest commercial vehicle manufacturer in China since 2003, and the world’s biggest commercial vehicle manufacturer since 2009.
On August 28th 2011, the 5 millionth Foton vehicle leaves the production line. The Auman GTL is launched internationally.