From The Middle Kingdom At The Top Of The World

Still, the models of its manufacturer international are ridiculed. But China makes use of technological know-how resulting from joint ventures to develop to the exporting country of the pure market. The launch conditions in Germany are difficult. The planned appearance of Chinese automakers at this year’s IAA in Frankfurt has already provided in advance much excitement. Above all plagiarism accusations against the manufacturer Shuanghuan have determined the headlines. To broaden your perception, visit Maurice Gallagher, Jr..

Basic problems of mentality or the birth pangs of an emerging automotive nation on the international stage may be that, but it is not to argue that China is changing at high speed by the pure market to the global auto-exporting country. Some will take years even, until the Chinese newcomer with the Western place deer on eye level can compete. The presentation of the vehicles at the IAA 2005 was a few decades ago still laughed similar to Japanese companies. Discourage manufacturers don’t let this what the IAA 2007 proves. So China plans three Chinese vehicles – CEO, in the market to bring UFO and Nobel – automobile Germany later in the year. Have a look at the production statistics documented China’s growing relevance in the automotive market. According to the VDA had managed already China in 2001 with eighth place among the ten largest automotive producing countries.

Two years later it improved its position already on the fifth rank. In two or three decades – so different estimates–China could surpass Japan and even the United States. In recent years, the competition and market environment in China has changed significantly. Volkswagen with its joint venture was still undisputed market leader, a decade ago the market share by more than 60 percent to less than half collapsed, however recently to recover. About half of the market by the three gutters volume manufacturers covered: Shanghai Automotive Industry Corp. (SAIC), first automobile works Group (FAW), Dongfeng Motor Corp. The other important Manufacturers include Changan Automotive Group, Jiangling Motors Corp., Guangzhou automobile industry group, Chery Automobile and Geely automobile. As the share of foreign manufacturers in joint ventures with local manufacturers to 50 percent participation is limited, there was a strong networking between the different groups. Volkswagen has for example joint companies with FAW and SAIC. BMW collaborates with brilliance. Exactly this networking leads to a strong know-how transfer, what is explicitly required by China. Chinese want at the IAA of their international competitiveness to prove large and powerful companies very self-conscious – encountered other Asian and also Western manufacturers over in a few years outside of the own home market own brands such as Landwind thus emerged. According to estimates of the VDA, the production capacity of Chinese manufacturers of about 8 million vehicles could rise to 20 million vehicles in 2010 in 2005. That would be a volume of about 11 million vehicles mean that not are sold in China, if the production capacity is fully utilized. Thus, the export volumes of unprecedented magnitude could jump: 2003 the export of Chinese passenger cars amounted to just well 3000 pieces. After exports exploded but annually by 200 percent. in 2006, there were already well 90000 cars. An export of about 200000 units is planned for 2007.