Changan Automobile Company Limited history, company profile (overview) and corporate video
Changan Automobile Company Limited is an automobile manufacturer headquartered in Jiangbei, Chongqing, China.
The company produces and sells vehicles under its own branding (Changan, Oshan, Kaicene) as well as under foreign-branded joint ventures (Changan-Ford and Changan-Mazda).
- MPV (multi-purpose vehicle);
- Commercial Vehicles.
Chang’an claims its early origins can be traced back to 1862 when Li Hongzhang set up the Shanghai Foreign Gun Bureau.
In the late 1950s, a predecessor company, Chang’an Factory, assembled a jeep sold under the Yangtze River brand. By the end of the 1980s, the company was producing pint-sized trucks and vans for commercial purposes.
In 2009, Chang’an acquired two smaller, domestic automakers Hafei and Changhe.
In 2012, Changan Ford Mazda Automobile was divided into two new joint venture companies: Changan Ford and Changan Mazda.
With more than 40,000 employees, Changan Automobile Company Limited is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World, according to Forbes.
*Information from Forbes.com, Wikipedia.org, and www.globalchangan.com.
**Video published on YouTube by “CHANGAN Automobile“