The Hefei Jianghuai Automobile Factory was established in 1964 and in 1997 named Anhui Jianghua Automobile Co., Ltd. In 2001, the company made an IPO (Initial Public Offering) on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Decades ago, JAC produced commercial trucks only, under the brand name Jianghu later in the year 200s, the MPVs and SUVs made its appearance. Despite the company gaining approval from the government as a car production company in 2007, it is still known as a truck maker.
Before 2007, JAC worked with Hyundai Motor Company in early 2000 in its efforts to expand its line of products. Hyundai MPVs were assembled at the beginning of 2003 but were halted before 2007. When the cooperation with Hyundai was put to a stop, there were two models that continued its production and they are the MPV and SUV.
In 2004, Hyundai considered putting up a joint venture with JAC. The Chinese government supported the integration of the Chinese auto industry and predicted the merger of JAC and Chery since both are based in the province of Anhui.
During that time, Cherry specialized in building passenger cars while JAC was focused on trucks. JAC was not interested in the merger and concentrated on creating passenger cars. In 2010, JAC announced a program on electric vehicles which was created only to avoid the rumors of the said merger.
In 2012, 445,000 units were sold. In 2013, JAC was considered among the top ten most productive manufacturers in the vehicle industry. It sold 458,500 units. JAC took the 9th spot in 2011 producing 500,000 units and 445,000 units in 2012. An estimated 500,000 units per year is predicted as of 2009.
JAC Automobile International Philippines Inc. Was established in September 2007. It was the only exclusive distributor of JAC automotive, light and heavy vehicles, bus/coach, and heavy equipment. This is to meet the large demand for JAC products and services.
In 2011, JAC became the Board of Investment Certified Company as a manufacturer and builder. The company was licensed and certified to build and market 10 JAC models in the Philippines and later on in other Southeast Asian countries.
JAC Philippines' authorized dealers in the local market include JAC Alabang, Muntinlupa City, JAC Makati, Makati City, and JAC Sta. Rosa, Santa Rosa City. Other JAC variants are J4, M3, M4, S1, S2, S3, S7, T6, and the X200. For more information, visit Philkotse.com and stay updated.
- Address: Lot A 104-105 Westgate Filinvest Center, Alabang (1.772,26 km), Muntinlupa, Philippines 1781
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