On September 2, 2017, “FOTON DAY” activity themed “Connected with you by the Belt, be with you along the Road” was held in China Pavilion of Expo 2017 Astana. which have attracted more than 160 guests including China’s Charge D’affaires to Kazakhstan, Deputy Director of China Pavilion, Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Kazakhstan, local dealers, strategy customers, etc.
As the “Gold Sponsor” of the sole designated vehicles to China Pavilion, Foton Motor exhibited its demonstration zone themed with “Future Energy, Smart City”. With integrated solutions for such market segments as infrastructure construction, high-efficient logistics transportation and green city operation and commuting, Foton Motor outlines developing way of creating green, low-carbon products and services, and creating the beauty of harmony of “human · auto · environment”.
On 1 September, the day before “FOTON DAY”, Foton Motor held a FOTON BIG SHOW & EXPERIENCE activity in Astana to exhibit a full-range star products, including the sole designated vehicles of China Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana, and Foton Super Truck series developed in accordance with European and American advanced technologies, which showed technical connotation of Foton’s “Expo Standard” products to Kazakhstan’s authoritative media and customers.
As Foton Motor’s sole designated vehicles of China Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana, SAUVANA, TOANO and AUV bus have completed the shuttle services for international dignitaries, guests, etc. for China Pavilion for three months with zero malfunction.
SAUVANA is Foton’s SUV brand as the service vehicle of the staff who participated in province events and mayor events.
TOANO is Foton’s large-sized VAN brand as the service vehicle of the guests and leaders who participated in activities of China Pavilion, and was listed into “leading cadres’ motorcade ” to serve dignitaries and guests in the China Pavilion Day activities on 5 July.
AUV bus is Foton’s bus and coach brand as the service vehicle of guests and enterprise delegates more than 30 provinces and cities.
All vehicles were highly regarded by the China Pavilion. Mr. Ruan Wei, Deputy director of China Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana said: “Foton Motor’s sole designated vehicles of China Pavilion have been serving the China Pavilion for three months since the opening ceremony of Expo 2017 Astana, and have been praised by the guests and the local people, which show a new benchmark of China intelligent manufacturing.”
The global leading commercial vehicle manufacturer
Foton Motor was founded in 1996, headquartered in Beijing, owns full-range commercial vehicles, including medium- and heavy- duty truck, light-duty truck, VAN, Pickup, SUV, passenger vehicle, construction machinery, etc. Foton Motor has ranked China’s first brand of commercial vehicle in 13 consecutive years and held the first place in export in 5 consecutive years. Currently, Foton has built 5 production bases in China, India, Brazil, Russia and Thailand, set local sales company in Brazil, Russia, Algeria, Vietnam, etc., and the products are available in more than 110 countries and regions, with the total production and sales volume of nearly 8,000,000 vehicles.
Foton Motor has built some joint ventures with globally-leading enterprises, such as Daimler, Cummins, ZF Friedrichshafen AG, etc. to accelerate the establishment of the leading complete industrial chain and advance global industrialization, and has completed the global layout of 2,000 distribution service networks, 1,500 overseas service parts depots and 30 KD plants. Foton Motor’s overseas export sales in 2016 was nearly 58,000 vehicles, with year-on-year growth of 9%. The export has realized the inverse growth, ranking first in the export of Chinese commercial vehicle in 6 consecutive years. Just as VP of Foton Motor Group and CEO of Foton International, CHANG RUI said, with the development concept of “technology leading into the future”, Foton Motor is creating a world-class advanced manufacturing enterprise.
Global leading product technologies
2017 Astana Expo’s theme “Future Energy” consists of three sub-themes: “reducing CO2 emission”, “efficiency of daily energy” and “energy for all human beings”. Such sub-themes fully show 2017 Astana Expo’s thoughts on and call for environmental protection and green energy. Foton’s designated service vehicles of Astana Expo China Pavilion (Sauvana, Toano and AUV) are the pioneer representatives of technological products in accordance with 2017 Astana Expo’s high standard requirements.
SAUVANA and TOANO, powered by Cummins ISF, ensure perfect power output with efficient combustion via Modularized design and precise fuel control system.
Apart from zero-pollution emission, FOTON AUV new energy bus features silent and smooth traveling, long driving distance and efficient energy performance. These make AUV one of the industrialized and commercialized buses powered by hydrogen cell.
In addition, there are also FOTON SUPER TRUCK series, which benchmark European and USA standards, including AUMAN EST medium & heavy-duty truck and AUMARK S light-duty truck.
Manufactured by Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd(BFDA), AUMAN EST-A is powered by Cummins ISG, equipped with ZF intelligent TraXon transmission and integrated with assistant driving technologies. 10 million km road test has demonstrated technological breakthrough in intelligent control, safety, fuel saving and pleasant driving experience.
AUMAN EST is also made by Beijing Foton Daimler Automotive Co., Ltd. (BFDA). Such vehicle is matched with Commins intelligent power ISG and ZF Friedrichshafen AG’s new-generation intelligent automatic transmission TraXon, and melt into such intelligent technologies as driver assist, etc.. 10,000,00 km road test has proved its breakthroughs in intelligence, safety, energy saving, comfort, etc.
AUMARK S is built by the joint efforts of global leading automobile supply chain including Cummins, ZF, Bosch, which ensures reliable quality in safety, multi-purpose, dynamics and efficiency for medium and high-end logistics market.
FOTON SUPER TRUCK series are built with core technologies of China Intelligent Connected Super Truck Alliance (CICSA) including Cummins, ZF, WABCO and Continental AG, etc. It is initiated by Foton aiming at creating super trucks that are efficient, intelligent and interconnected. It is also a blueprint of intelligent driving, energy-saving and green traveling drawn by Foton.
Expo 2017 Astana enlightens us on the implementation path of future energy. It appeals for reducing carbon emission and improving energy efficiency so as to realize green life. What Foton shows to the world is its green technology and global quality via intelligent, environment-friendly, efficient safe products.