- FAW Trucks has been a player on the local market since 1994
- Local manufacturing plant became operational in July 2014
- South African operation serves as the hub for Sub-Saharan Africa
Over the past 27 years, FAW Trucks have grown from humble beginnings to a multi-million rand business with a strong local manufacturing presence, renowned for its quality products and ability to cater to the unique needs of South African commercial vehicle buyers. Continuously strengthening its foothold in the local market and regularly outperforming its major competitors in the sales stakes, is a testament to what can be achieved through determination, commitment and a clear vision for the future.
That initial vision came from businessman, Richard H Leiter, who – in 1994 – recognised the possibilities of bringing an affordable and durable Asian product with an impressive pedigree and rich history to the South African market. Partnering with the FAW Group Corporation, China’s oldest and largest vehicle manufacturer, his aim was to offer local buyers vehicles that would have the durability and longevity to last in the tough South African environment, but would also be affordable and would offer low cost of ownership.
Thus FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) Ltd was born, with the FAW Group Corporation as majority shareholder. Since then, FAW Trucks has become a household name in South Africa and has firmly entrenched itself in the local commercial vehicle landscape.
Currently competing in the medium, heavy and extra-heavy commercial vehicle segments with a 15-strong vehicle line-up