The prosperous production and sales of market performance have made the demand for self-produced powertrains even more intense for various truck manufacturers. An industry expert commented that the relationship between OEMs and diesel engine manufacturers has gradually evolved from a few years ago in strategic cooperation to equity cooperation, and there are more and more group companies in the entire industry chain.
At present, major domestic automakers are building or reorganizing their own diesel engine plants. FAW Jiefang has Xichai and Dachai matching. China Sinotruk has two engine production bases: Hangfa and Zhangqiu. Dongfeng Commercial Vehicle Company is mainly supported by Dongfeng Cummins and has newly built a powertrain base of 30,000 Dongfeng dCi11 engines. . Even at Shaanxi Weichai Power Holding's vehicle plant, Shaanxi Heavy Duty Motor Co., Ltd. has also ventured into the engine sector and jointly produced 11-liter engines with Cummins. The company's just-launched Juri Union truck also has Yuchai United Power’s 6K large displacement engine on its UE heavy truck platform. In addition, in the first half of 2011, Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd. and Daimler AG’s medium- and heavy-duty truck and engine joint ventures are expected to be established. After the project is put into production, the annual production capacity of Mercedes-Benz OM457 series engines will reach 45,000 units.
In January 2010, Jianghuai Automobile, which was the fastest growing heavy truck industry in 2010, signed an agreement with Navistar and NC2 Global LLC to establish a joint venture between the vehicle and the engine. In the future, it will be used in the development and production of medium and heavy trucks. Full cooperation. At the same time, the joint venture company will also have relevant engine strategies to support the development of medium and heavy trucks. It is understood that the Navistar engine series called Maxxforce, including 7 liters, 9 liters, 10 liters, 11 liters and 13 liters. Industry insiders analyzed that this joint venture of Jianghuai Automobile will add a new competitor to the heavy-duty engine market in China in 2011.
For details, there are currently only Beiben, Hualing, and some new entrants such as Universiade. However, it is not difficult to predict that in 2011 or in the not-too-distant future, with the increasing sales of heavy-duty trucks, it will be an inevitable trend to establish or acquire engine plants and master the core power.