2m up for Chery

2010-04-08 09:54

Chinese car-maker Chery produced its 2 millionth car recently.

While it took the company eight years to produce the first million cars since

1997, it has now taken them less than three years to pass the 2 million

mark.

The line-off ceremony for the 2-millionth car was witnessed by

1?300 people, which included leaders from China’s National Development and

Reform Commission, Ministry of Industry and Information, Ministry of Science and

Technology and Ministry of Finance.

Mega production

The function took place at the purpose-built manufacturing facility

located in the town of Wuhu, Anhui province. The company’s next targets are to

produce 5 and 10 million cars in the future, according to the chairperson and

general manager of Chery, Yin Tongyue, speaking at the line-off ceremony.

He said the company will continue to be an independent innovator

and major exporter.

Chery was founded in 1997 and started vehicle production in 1999.

It is the fifth Chinese motor company to produce 2-million

passenger vehicles, after Shanghai Volkswagen (June 2002), FAW Volkswagen (July

2007), Shanghai General Motors (February 2008) and Guangzhou Honda (March

2010).

“Now that we have passed the 2 million mark we are determined to

continue to be the leading independent brand and exporter,” said Tongyue.



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