FAW first established a presence in South Africa in 1994, becoming a local frontrunner in this highly competitive vehicle industry. Our local founder and successful businessman, Richard H. Leiter, recognised the inherent value in Chinese brand trucks. Realising that the FAW brand was based on a unique level of durability and longevity unrivalled by other Asian brands. The FAW SA brand and its acclaimed products have been in South Africa for more than 25 years and have firmly entrenched itself in the local transport industry landscape. Since FAW first established a local presence in South Africa it has grown from very humble beginnings to a multimillion Rand undertaking. One of the first units sold in South Africa is still running today and carries the original name – Jiefang – and has clocked over 1,5 million kilometres – unmatched proof of the FAW brand’s durability. FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) Ltd is committed to offering vehicles, which are engineered, developed and rigorously tested to meet the harsh operating conditions in Africa.
In addition to its excellence in the trucking business, FAW also understands its corporate social responsibility as evidenced by its consistent investment into the South African economy such as The manufacturing plant, built at a cost of R600 million, is based in Coega in the Eastern Cape.
South Africa serves as the hub, central to our fast-growing local market and exports into Africa and boasts an extensive dealer network, service centres with steady, reliable parts supplies, and highly trained sales and service personnel. FAW is committed to ongoing expansion into the emerging markets of Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Namibia and Angola in order to entrench FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) Ltd as a major distribution hub for trucks and parts on the African subcontinent. FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) Ltd is a major local and contemporary brand that offers a product range that is hardy, reliable and affordable, offering competitive pricing without compromising on the quality in any way. This is made possible because of our policy of simplifying the mechanics of our vehicles. The company prides itself on providing value for money and this, in combination with being a world-class product, has made FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) Ltd one of this country’s frontrunners in the truck industry