Inner Mongolia First Machinery Group Co.,Ltd. (FIRMACO) is one of 156 key construction projects of China, and a key ordnance enterprise and significant subsidiary group of China North Industries Group Corporation (NORINCO GROUP) and also the largest one of equipment manufacture enterprises of the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The company covers an area of over 20 square kilometers with the total capital of 25.2 billion yuan. It owns 20124 employees and over 11000 sets of diversified mechanical and energy-supply facilities. Possessing a state-level enterprise technology center, the company is capable of designing and developing the critical parts/components and CBU of the military and civil products, and carrying out the technique research, measurement and test, and has formed the complex mechanical manufacture and assembly capabilities in terms of the transmission, suspension and auxiliary system of vehicles, as well as the large precision frameworks and CBU. The quality control system has been granted the ISO9001 approval, the measuring management system granted the ISO10012-1 approval, and the environment management system granted the ISO14001 approval.
In the development of over 50 years, FIRMACO, transferred from primarily producing the tracked vehicles to parallelly producing the wheeled and tracked vehicles, has become a modernized vehicle enterprise of manufacturing military and civil products. The manufacture of heavy-duty truck, rolling stock, petroleum machinery, engineering machinery and parts/components has become its five major business fields, distributed in China major cities, Baotou, Beijing, Tianjin, Chongqing, Taiyuan, Houma, Penglai, Urumchi, Ningbo and Shenzhen, etc. In 2010, the company’s business turnover has reach to 18.5 billion, ranking the 48th place among the 500 best mechanical manufacture enterprises in China.
Nowadays, FIRMACO targets becoming the best military and civil vehicle manufacturing group in China and a superior company in the world. The group is building up four industrial bases of casing, forging, transmission and running gear, and digital R&D on the base of strengthening the five major businesses, creating an industrial zone characterized by a cutting-edge technology equipment manufacture. It is planning to realize a scientific development and quadruple its output within five years, reaching to 70 billion yuan, and become the powerful force of China defense in terms of national significant equipment, special chemicals, optical-electric information industries, and contribute itself to China defense construction and national economy.