Tongya Automobile is founded with 6 workers who carry out some simple welding works.
New technologies are introduced into TONGYA, which set the company on a course of semi-trailer manufacture.
The company experiences major factory expansion. Its newly built factory has a floor area of 45,000 square meters.
Tongya Automobile becomes a standardized enterprise that focuses primarily on the Chinese semi-trailer market, though the company also exports its products via the trading company.
The company has its brand registered. Tank semi trailers and concrete mixer trailer are added as new items to the product catalogue.
TONGYA purchases new advanced equipment, including the NC cutter and gantry welder.
Its production capacity reaches 5000 sets per year.
The newly-bought shot peening machine provides an eco-friendly means of shot blasting with circulated air.
A subsidiary plant is built at Tongya Road. In this 60,000-square-meter factory, a total of 6,000 trailers are produced every year, creating an annual value of 600 million RMB and profit tax of 80 million RMB. The new factory is outfitted with the water retrieving paint booth, irregularly-shaped tank cap end beading machine, and electrical plate bender with numeric display.
The company starts to export products independently. It mainly supplies Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, Russia, and Central and Southern America.
Two NC cutters are purchased to accommodate the expanding trailer production.
Tongya Heavy Industry Company is established. The company mainly produces trailer-mounted concrete pump, boom pump, and concrete mixer trailer.
TONGYA begins to attend Chinese international exhibitions such as the Canton Fair.
The company produces 7000 trailers in one year, with export values hitting a record high of 5 million US dollars. At the same time, TONGYA starts to attend international exhibitions.
TONGYA keeps on joining in the exhibitions overseas and pays visits to Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Saudi Arabia, Tanzania, Kenya, Burkina Faso, Algeria, and Brazil.