Geely ( chinese吉利 汽车(trad. ) /吉利 汽车( vereinf. ), Pinyin Jí Li Qi Che, auspicious Automobile ') is a Chinese automobile and motorcycle manufacturers. The headquarters of Geely Holding is located in Hangzhou, capital of Zhejiang province. Geely has seven locations to complete production of cars. These include the cities of Linhai, Luqiao and Ningbo in Zhejiang Province and Shanghai, Xiangtan in Hunan, Shandong Jinan, Lanzhou in Gansu. Another location for the production of parts is located in Chengdu in Sichuan.

The competent for export and import " Geely International Corporation " was established in 2002 and has its headquarters in Shanghai.

The company operates in addition to Geely ( Licensed Products CKD / SKD) the brand name Emgrand ( 100 percent in-house developments ), Englon (JV models), London Taxi (bought), Panda ( small car models ), Shanghai Maple Automobile ( SMA) (bought) and Volvo (2010 bought ).


On 6 November 1986, the company's founder, Li Shu Fu opened the first factory for refrigerator parts. In April 1992, the company began to manufacture motorcycles. On August 8, 1998, the first car of Geely left the factory in Linhai, Zhejiang Province. In April 2003, the 100,000 th vehicle rolled off the assembly line. In China, Geely has been relatively successful, but in the U.S. and in the EU, the brand is not well known. The technique of models stems largely from the Japanese car manufacturer Daihatsu.

2004 Geely already sold 200,000 in 2008, 221,900 vehicles.. In the year 2009 325.413 cars could be produced. , The company plans to produce up to 2015 2.0 million units per year.

In September 2005, Geely unveiled at the International Motor Show ( IAA) in Frankfurt am Main.

In 2008, Li expressed his interest in the carmaker Volvo to take over a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company. The offer was repeated in March 2009 and adopted in December by Ford. The contract was signed at the end of March 2010. The purchase price is $ 1.8 billion. As announced on 20 April 2010, Geely will relocate the headquarters of the Volvo plant in connection with a construction of a new car factory to Shanghai. According to a statement from the Chairman Li Shu Fu but no decision has been made about it. Li Shu Fu, according to the Group pays the best wages in the commercial sector. As a Party member Li is supposedly also for higher wages in the entire automotive industry.

In 2012, established the company with the Belarusian companies BelAZ a joint venture in Borisov.

Research and patents

In 2007, Geely announced a total of more than 120 rights, with about a third of them were two-thirds of patents and utility models. Utility model patents are compared to more cost effective and less research- intensive, but the protection by utility model has a shorter duration. The applications for the protection of intellectual property have doubled every year since 2005. From 2005 to 2006, the applications have even grown almost fivefold.


Initially, all models were sold under the brand " Geely ", this should be but abandoned by 2012.

In the future there will be as cheap brand Englon in which the reference acquired Shanghai Maple Automobile will rise. Higher demands are operated by the brand Gleagle and as a premium brand Emgrand acts.

The existing Geely models will be probably transferred mainly in the brand Englon, while the other two brands will be served by completely new developments.

Car Model Overview

  • Gleagle Panda / Geely Panda ( Geely LC in Uruguay and Syria)
  • Geely HA
  • Geely FC ( Geely Vision in Russia)
  • Emgrand EC8


At the Shanghai Auto Show 2009, a car was launched, the Rolls -Royce Phantom looked confusingly similar. The Geely - President Zhao Jie said that they want to upgrade to the Geely Ge brand image.