Hebei Zhongxing Automobile Co., Ltd.’s (ZX Auto) predecessor was founded in 1949. In December 1999, a joint venture with total assets of 3.0 billion was established, integrating passenger cars, commercial vehicles and parts production. It is the birthplace of the first China made pickup truck with independent intellectual property rights and therefore rated the multi-purpose vehicle backbone enterprises of China, the national automobile export bases, national high-tech enterprises.
The company already has in Hebei Zhongxing, Yichang ZTE and overseas KD plant as three main global production bases and two R & D centers. Baoding production base produces pickups products, currently employing nearly 4,000 people, with the annual production capacity of 50,000. The main production lines are all controlled by computer, from raw materials entering the workshop to built-up vehicles are completed within the joint plant. Baoding base product development centre gathers a large number of scientific and technological elite, with a strong ability to develop the vehicle, developed by high-end pickup Tiger TUV and Admiral won the favour of consumers and society alike in the market as a major public, commercial use pickups.