Beijing Automobile Works ( BAW) is a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Beijing. BAW manufactures lightweight ATVs and trucks for civilian and military use. The state-owned, parent group called Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Corporation ( BAIC ).
Beijing Automobile Works was founded in 1953 as the first accessory factory and in 1958 renamed as Beijing Automobile Works. In 1987, merged with BAW Beijing motorcycle for Automobile and Motorcycle United Company (BAM ).
The current Beijing Automobile Works Co., Ltd. ( BAW), was founded in 2001 and united Beijing Automobile Works. BAW also entered the first Chinese joint venture called Beijing Jeep Corporation.
Since 2005 there has been a joint factory with Beijing- Benz DaimlerChrysler.
For the development of electric and hybrid cars the parent parent company BAIC has now established a BAW sister company named Beijing New Energy Automotive Co..
Establishment of a European commitment
The company is trying to improve their market position through the acquisition of apparently European car brands. On 27 May 2009 it was announced that Beijing Automobile Works let advised by Deutsche Bank for a possible Opel takeover. BAW was also associated with a takeover of Volvo. On 9 September 2009, the Company announced a minority stake in the takeover negotiations of Koenigsegg Automotive AB with General Motors to acquire the Swedish car manufacturer Saab Automobile, which did not lead to success, since Saab was sold to Spyker. Instead BAIC obtained the rights, tools, and motors for the construction of the Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 II I.
- BAW Luba
- BAW Qishi
- BAW JEEP
- BAW Luling
- BAW Luling SUV
- BAW Haice
- BAW Ambulance
- BAW BJ2020VJ ( 4X4 )
- BAW BJ2020VAJ ( 4X4 )
- BAW BJ2032VJ ( 4X4 )
- BAW flagship
- BAW Twodoorjeep