Foton is a state-owned Holding Listed Company and is the top commercial vehicle manufacturer in Asia and the second ranked world-wide. The Beijing-based car manufacturer was established in 1996 and has headquarters in the Changping district of Beijing with 29 000 employees. Foton has 16 divisions for automobiles and more for components and parts, all spread through 8 provinces in China.
Until now, Foton has brought high quality products and service for the people in over 90 countries and districts all over the world. At the third development stage (globalisation operation) FOTON persists in the management policies of high quality, low cost production and takes the commercial vehicle as its leading industry. FOTON depends on its independent brands and innovation, creating value through technology, capturing the market by quality, and overall providing products and services with high added value across the globe.
Foton recently entered the South African market with three commercial vehicle models after the need for affordable and functional vehicles in the country was realised. The three models are a Panel Van, a Taxi and the Thunda Bakkie
; the start of Foton’s presence in the personal vehicle market. Professionals in the motor car industry have received Foton extremely positively, yet the everyday consumer is generally not aware of the Foton brand.
Well, if this is you, let us introduce why the Foton has such an excellent car brand. Their cars are affordable and functional, and the parts are also affordable and available. The Foton was created by the world’s second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer and has a presence in over 90 countries. McCarthy, part of the Imperial Group and Bidvest Group are the primary backers of the brand and all Foton cars come with a standard 3 year/100 000km Warranty, standard Roadside Assistance and have the opportunity for owners to sign up for a service plan.
Foton’s interests also lie in their efforts in social responsibility as a corporate citizen and Asia’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer. This means manufacturing more reliable cars teamed with better technological standards and increased value. Human oriented technology and technological innovation has always been a primary interest of Foton. They have also pushed the boundaries of creativity and visualised the potential of the future while ensuring that their products and services are the highest quality to keep their customers happy and satisfied.