Leading bus manufacturer in China. And the products Zhongtong Bus known far beyond the borders of the country. The export of these buses is made to several dozen countries of the world, including even such as the USA, France and Russia.
The history of the company began in 1958. It originally had a catchy name. Liaocheng Vehicle Manufacturing and Repair Factory. By 1971, the main products of the company are buses. Initially, these were only road models, but gradually the range expanded, tourist, city, regular buses appeared ... The result of this specialization was the change of name to Liaocheng Bus Factory.
In 1994, the first major restructuring of the company took place, as a result of which it changed its name to Shandong Bus Co.,Ltd. The modern name appeared later - in 1998.
2000 was marked by the acquisition from the Dutch VDL Bova the latest technologies, which made it possible to start producing buses that meet all modern standards. Zhongtong Bus begins to play an increasingly prominent role in the world market.
To date, the number of produced buses of different brands is in the thousands. Models of different sizes and classes are produced - from small and inexpensive models to fourteen-meter "luxury". Experiments are being made with various types of propulsion - so, in 2006 Zhongtong Bus became the first Chinese company to develop an electric bus. A number of models with hybrid drives are now being produced. Annual revenues have already exceeded billions of yuan, and production areas have exceeded 300 square meters. km. In 2007 Zhongtong Bus received the prestigious title of leading Chinese brand.
The company is (and has always been) in the city of Liaocheng, Shandong Province (Liaocheng, Shangdong Province, China).