The headquarters of China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co., Ltd. (CNHTC) is located in Jinan city, Shandong Province, P. R. China. It is the cradle and leading production base of the heavy-duty truck industry in China. It is famous for developing and manufacturing the first heavy duty truck -- “HUANGHE” brand vehicle model JN150 in China, for successful introducing the “STEYR” heavy duty truck
production project, and for setting up a joint venture with VOLVO to manufacture the heavy duty trucks with up-to-date international level.CNHTC was founded on the basis of Jinan Automobile Works (JAW). JAW was founded in 1935, and mainly manufactured spare parts of trucks. It started developed and manufactured heavy-duty truck in 1956 and became a manufacturer of heavy-duty truck in China. -- “HUANGHE” brand vehicle model JN150 with payload 8 tons in April 1963, ended the history that heavy-duty truck cannot be manufactured in China. Chairman Mao Zedong visited this sample truck when he surveyed Jinan on April 4th, 1963. Commander Zhude signed the name of “HUANGHE” for this truck. Since then, CNHTC manufactured several hundred thousand units of heavy-duty trucks, made an important contribution to the developing of civil economy.