Iveco Bus Co., Ltd. is a joint venture of Fiat Group Iveco
Company and Changzhou Changjiang Bus Group Co., Ltd. which
offers various types of city buses, bus chassis, relevant
parts and provides high quality after service. This company
is the city public traffic infrastructure innovation project
enjoying the support of the state, and it is the largest
foreign investment program in Changzhou. The gross investment
of the company is RMB 825.81 million (USD 99.82 million),
and the registered capital is RMB 664 million (USD 80 million).
Changzhou Iveco Bus Co., Ltd. employs over 3,000 persons,
among which over 700 are technicians (including over 500
engineers with advanced or intermediate technical titles).
The area it covers is more than 400,000 square meters and
among them the building area is over 180,000 square meters.
Changzhou Iveco has introduced the product, manufacturing
and information management technology into the company from
Iveco, Italy. The product technology refers to the introduction
of bus chassis series 391, 12m bus series, 8m bus series
and bus parts; the manufacturing technology includes the
introduction of chassis line, body line and test facilities
and the innovation of the coating line in existence; the
information management technology means the introduction
of Iveco's advanced and scientific management software and
advanced management methods. The company is equipped with
a full set of assembly line, i.e., welding line, coating
line, final assembly line, casting sand treatment line,
shower test and performance test line etc. Its subordinate
chassis works has the front and rear axles assembly line,
3-class chassis assembly line and 3-class chassis test line.
Changzhou Iveco always pays ample attention to the technical
innovation and advancement, and attaches great importance
to the scientification and standardization of management.
CAD, CAM and CAPP systems have all along been widely applied
in the company, and in 1999 a large amount of money was
invested to construct the Computer Integrated Manufacturing
System (CIMS), which passed the inspection by the provincial
CIMS expert panel and was put into operation on Nov. 9th