Beifang Benchi Baotou Beifang Benchi Heavy-Duty Truck Company has a special development history. Unlike other truck manufacturing plants, Beifang Benchi was originally created as a joint project. In the 1980s, China faced a severe shortage of reliable heavy trucks. It was then that an agreement was reached between the government of the country and the German company Daimler-Chrysler to establish a joint production of dump trucks and tractors under the Beifang Benchi brand. This project was one of the most important for the Chinese engineering industry in the late 80s. At the constructed plant in the city of Baotou, they mastered the production of trucks with a carrying capacity of 8 to 25 tons, with wheel arrangements 4 x 2, 4 x 4, 6 x 2, 6 x 4, 6 x 6, 8 x 4, 8 x 8 and 10 x 4. Trucks are manufactured using Mercedes Benz technology. To meet the high requirements of the German concern, the Chinese side had to fulfill very stringent requirements. The Beifang Benchi factory built China's first automated axle and handout lines, as well as state-of-the-art frame and cab painting lines. All equipment goes through a quality control inspection line. Today the plant is under the control of China's Northern Industrial State Corporation (Norinco). Under the wing of a strong state-owned company, Beifang Benchi's position has been significantly strengthened. The plant has a good technical base. Currently, Baotou Beifang Benchi Heavy-Duty Truck produces not only heavy trucks, but also buses, bus chassis, bridges, gearboxes. At the same time, it should be noted that the future of the company is rather vague. In recent years, the German partner of North Benz has preferred to work with Foton. It will be Foton that will produce, together with Mercedes, the latest trucks for the Chinese and international market. But the lineup for which BEIFANG BENCHI received a license is outdated today. Trucks of this series are exported quite well to Iraq, North Africa, South America and the CIS. These are unpretentious and reliable trucks, but in the near future they may lose their consumers, since all other Chinese factories are very actively developing their model range and modernizing their cars. Beifang Benchi (Beifang Benchi) The interior of the Beifang Benchi cab cannot be called modern the design is familiar to more than one generation of drivers who worked on Mercedes-Benz 2232LS and the like: opening vents on the doors remained, and the dashboard came from the last century.
At the moment, there are practically no trucks of its own design in China, all of them are borrowed to one degree or another from other manufacturers.