- Initial stage of auto business1997~2001
- At the end of 1995, Chery automobile project started
- In July 1997, the company completed the engine and car factory construction successively
- In May 1999, the first engine rolled off the production line
- In December 1999, the first Chery car rolled off the production line
- In March 2001, the first batch of Chery cars entered into the market across the country
- Growth stage of auto business2001~2007
- In June 2001, the 10000th Chery car rolled off the production line
- In January 2005, the first batch of 1100 Chery cars were exported, becoming the first self-owned brand automobile enterprise in China exporting overseas
- In October 2006, the 500000th self-owned brand engine rolled off the production line successfully
- In August 2007, the millionth Chery car rolled off the production line
- Exploration stage of diversified operations 2002~2010
In November 2001, Chery Technology was established, working on the investment of auto parts industrial chain and management investment field: design and manufacturing of assembly system and auto vehicle equipment, such as the automotive chassis, electronics, automobile body/safety, power assembly, etc.
In 2003, Chery Real Estate Co., Ltd. was established, forming “traveling & real estate” business portfolio with “Anhui Tiandi Camp Investment and Management Co., Ltd.” which is committed to be the guide in domestic auto camp construction and leader of motor home consumer market.
In September 2004, Wuhu Recycle Material Recovery Co., Ltd. was established, becoming a demonstrative enterprise in environmental protection and technology, and resource utilization in the circular economic field, so as to develop the renewable resource recovery, waste steel utilization, scraped car dismantling, auto parts engine re-manufacturing and waste plastic granulating, etc.
In 2007, took over Wuhu Shipbuilding Factory, and restructured it to Wuhu Shipbuilding Factory Co., Ltd. It was the backbone enterprise of ship exporting business and one of the significant production bases of the national military auxiliary ships.
In April 2009, Chery Huiyin Auto Financial Co., Ltd. was established, as the first self-owned brand auto financial company approved by CBRC. It was mainly engaged in the car loan, spare parts loan, institutional auto loan, individual auto loan and other approved auto financial business.
- Diversified and collective development stage 2010 till now
On October 20, 2010, Chery Holdings Co., Ltd. was established officially, for integrating the subordinate auto sectors. It invested and established Cowin Auto, and began to forming a group company based on the auto industry, with co-development of the auto parts production and R&D, financial investment, service trade, ship, traveling & real estate.