Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd., otherwise known as FOTON, is a China-based designer and manufacturer of commercial vehicles including light, medium and heavy duty trucks, passenger vehicles and construction and agricultural equipment.
Established in 1996, FOTON is one of China’s leading producers of commercial vehicles. It has headquarters in Beijing and maintains manufacturing plants in various cities and provinces throughout China. It also has factories overseas.
In 2006 the FOTON brand entered the Philippines auto market in and negotiated a 50-year lease agreement with Clark Development Corporation, resulting in the FOTON Motor Philippines, Inc. Assembly Plant, which has the capability to manufacture 12,000 vehicles every year. The company has since expanded its operations to Europe, India and Latin America.
FOTON’s line of heavy duty trucks includes three different dump truck models, two tractor head models and one transit mixer. Additionally, it produces excavators, wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, road rollers and forklifts. The company also offers parts and services.
FOTON defines its corporate mission in the following terms:
“Our mission is to exceed customer’s expectations by providing high quality FOTON motor vehicles for various use and purposes at cost-effective prices. We complement our products with the best available aftersales service and most timely spare parts availability.
“We ensure the fulfilment of our goals through continuous improvement and growth of our employees and in our operations, and in the advancement of our technology.”