China National Heavy Duty Truck Corporation, or CNHTC, is a major manufacturer of heavy duty trucks, dump trucks and tractors with GVW of up to 60 tons, as well as special vehicles and buses in China. The CNHTC included about 20 companies of various sizes, located throughout China. Most these are small plants engaged in assembling of automobiles, diesel engines under license of Cummins, Fuller, ZF, Rockwell and others. They total annually volume is more than 15,000 cars and 60-70 thousand diesel engines.
The headquarters of China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. (CNHTC) is located in Jinan city, Shandong Province, P. R. China. It is famous for developing and manufacturing the first heavy duty truck - “HUANGHE” brand vehicle model JN150 in China, for successful introducing the “STEYR” heavy duty truck production project, and for setting up a joint venture with VOLVO to manufacture the heavy duty trucks with up-to-date international level.
CNHTC was founded on the basis of Jinan Automobile Works (JAW). JAW was founded in 1935, and mainly manufactured spare parts of trucks. It started developed and manufactured heavy-duty truck in 1956 and became a manufacturer of heavy-duty truck in China “HUANGHE” brand vehicle model JN150 with payload 8 tons in April 1963. In Jan. 18th, 2001, through a number of reforms and restructures, CNHTC has built a new corporate system and made the company operate actively.