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Milestones

1988
Xiamen King Long United Automotive Industry Co., Ltd. was founded

1990
Introduced first-generation medium-size luxurious coach in China

1994
Introduced its independent intellectual property right luxurious coach XMQ6120

1995
Introduced China's first-generation high-end city bus
Annual sales exceeded RMB 100 million

1997
Introduced its full line of products including 6m-12m coach, public transit bus, etc.
Established its first branch in Wuhan

1998
Formally launched its new trademark at its 10th anniversary
King Long United Automotive Industry (Suzhou) Co., Ltd., its first subsidiary, was registered and founded

1999
Shaoxing Branch, its second division, was established
Annual sales exceeded RMB 1 billion

2000
The 10,000th King Long bus was born.
Evaluated as one of Model Companies of National 863 Program and CIMS Application by Ministry of Science and Technology

2001
Successfully developed a monocoque and aluminum body coach
Large-size buses were exported to Iraq in batches and took the lead to enter Middle East market
The 20,000th King Long bus was born and the annual sales exceeded RMB 3 billion for the year

2002
Evaluated as one of famous brands in Fujian Province
Passed ISO9001: 2000 Quality System Certification
The annual sales exceeded RMB 4 billion for the year

2003
Took the lead to pass CCC Certification
Got BAAV Bus Builder of the Year
Long media report by the front page of Economic Daily: King Long manufactures "National Vehicle"
Buses were exported to Malta in batches and King Long took the lead to enter the national vehicle
The 50,000th King Long bus was born.

2004
Won the title of Best Tourist Bus of the Year granted by BAAV
One of the first companies winning the titles of China Top Brand

2005
Passed UK VCA certification and took the lead to be permitted to enter European market
Exported 600 buses and coaches to Middle East region at a time, the first order that Chinese auto manufacturers have ever made
Participated in Busworld Kortrijk for the first time

2006
New manufacturing facility located in Jimei-Gunnan Industrial Zone was formally built and put into production. It has largest production capacity of buses and coaches in the industry
The 100,000th King Long bus was born and its market possession ranked the first place in China
One of the first companies who passed the examination of being exempted from export commodity inspection sponsored by General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine
The first bus manufacturer winning the title of China Famous Trademark in the industry

2007
Introduced its passenger transport master piece XMQ6129Y, which won the award of Bus of the Year by BAAV

2008
Approved to establish its Postdoctoral Scientific Research Workstation
Over 2,000 King Long buses served Beijing Olympic Games, achieving excellent performance of zero-failure operation for 60 days
King Long mini van was listed in the Announcement of National Development and Reform Commission on Vehicle Producing Enterprises and Products, unveiling King Long's marketing campaign in China's domestic market
King Long's export sales volume exceeded 3,000 units, achieving a sales turnover of RMB 1.4 billion, with a year-on-year growth of 85%; wherein, the contribution from export sales exceeded 25% for the first time

2009
Successfully passed the certification of ISO14001:2004 Environmental Management Systems
Passed the certification of ISO/TS16949:2009 Quality Management System
Participated in Busworld Kortrijk for the third time, and won the BAAV Award of Bus Builder of the Year 2010

2010
Buses and coaches has exported to 12 countries of EU, and become the most influential Chinese bus and coach brand in the markets of developed countries
King Long ranked the sixth place in terms of mini van production and sales volume among Chinese bus manufacturers and exported over 5,000 buses, ranking the second place for exportation in the industry
Successfully served World Expo Shanghai, Guangzhou Asian Games, FIFA World Cup South Africa, Singapore Youth Olympic Games, demonstrating King Long's status as "National Vehicle"

2011
176 King Long buses exported to Malta, the largest order of China-made vehicles exported to EU.
Evaluated as one of the first AAA Credit Rating Companies among Chinese Auto Export Companies
Participated in Busworld Kortrijk for the 4th consecutive time, and won the 24th special medal since the foundation of BAAV

2012
China's most advanced energy-saving and safety testing center was put into use
Patented fuel-saving technology Smart Go was launched
More than 100 King Long buses successfully served London Olympic Games
300 King Long 18m BRT buses exported to Iran, the largest order that Chinese bus manufacturers have ever exported BRT buses

2013
King Long lunched the King Wings service platform
Exported 329 vehicles to South America
King Long attended the Busworld Kortrijk for the fifth time
King Long King Wings Vocational Skill Competition for Drivers of Motored Vehicle and the King Wings Service Platform Nationwide Introduction Project were successfully held.
King Long earned the title of the Key Unit for Vocational Skills Building in Chinese Communication and Transportation Industry