March 20 - XCMG's heavy-duty truck manufacturing plant in Xuzhou National Hi-tech Industrial Development Zone has started production.

The new manufacturing base, which has a floor area of 500,000 sq m, is expected to produce 60,000 heavy-duty trucks and 80,000 cabs per year.

The facility opening took place alongside the launch of XCMG's first Hanvan heavy-duty truck, which the manufacturer says is safer, more reliable, more comfortable and more economical than previous models.