[About Great Wall]
Great Wall Motor Company is one of China's largest and most successful automotive manufacturers. With the launch of the Steed pick-up in 2012, Great Wall became the first Chinese manufacturer to commence volume vehicle sales in the United Kingdom. This momentous event marks a significant step forward, both for our company and the UK market.
Great Wall is one of China’s most successful automotive manufacturers. Established over 30 years ago, Great Wall has become China’s largest producer of SUVs and Pick-up trucks. And, is the only privately owned Chinese Automotive company to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Great Wall boasts impressive credentials in the production of pick-ups. Every year since 1998 it has manufactured China’s best-selling pick-up, the Steed, which attracts annual sales of over 100,000 vehicles in its domestic market alone. This success has led to Great Wall exporting to over 120 countries including South Africa, Australia, Italy and now the UK. Having proved itself in some of the world’s toughest terrains, it has established its reputation as a manufacturer of robust and reliable vehicles. Great Wall was placed 6th in the 2013 Dakar Rally, the world’s most challenging on and off road race across South America. Clearly demonstrating that the Steed is a pick-up to be trusted.
Looking to the future, Great Wall has recently opened a £500 million Research and Development technology centre close to its headquarters in Baoding City. This new facility occupies an area of 250,000 square meters and accommodates 5000 engineers. This is in addition to the opening of an all-new, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in 2011.