Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd.
Type Public
Founded September 28, 1992
Headquarters Changsha, Hunan, People's Republic of China
Key people Zhan Chunxin (President and CEO)
Industry Heavy machinery
Products Construction equipment
Sanitation Equipment
Industrial machinery
tractors/agricultural machinery

Zoomlion (officially Zoomlion Heavy Industry Science & Technology Development Co., Ltd.) (SZSE: 000157

, SEHK1157) (
) is a Chinese manufacturer of construction machinery and sanitation equipment,[1] listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange. Its headquarters are in the Zoomlion Science Park in Changsha, Hunan, China.[2]

Italian construction equipment maker Compagnia Italiana Forme Acciaio SpA (Cifa)[3] and British construction equipment manufacturer Powermole[4] are subsidiaries of the company.

In 2014, Zoomlion merged with Chery Heavy Industry, which includes the Chery and Detank brands.[5]


Founded in 1992 as Changsha Hi-tech Development Area Zoomlion Construction Mechanical Industry Company, one of its first products were concrete pumps.[6]

Early acquisition of state-owned assetsEdit

Early development included the merging of several smaller, preexisting entities with Zoomlion including the former Concrete Machinery Research Office and remnants of the Changsha Construction Machinery Research Institute.[6]


Marking its transition to a public company, Zoomlion made an initial public offering on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on Oct 12, 2000,[4] soon after acquiring ISO9001 certification.[4]

Overseas asset acquisitionsEdit

A rarity at a time when developing country companies seldom acquired their developed country counterparts, Zoomlion bought the British company Powermole in the early 2000s.[4]

In 2008, Zoomlion made another foreign acquisition with the purchase of Italian concrete machinery manufacturer, Compagnia Italiana Forme Acciaio SpA (Cifa),[3] in an equity link-up with Goldman Sachs, Mandarin Capital Partners, and Hony Capital.[3]

CCTV presentationEdit

Having been previously featured in a 2001 CCTV documentary,[7] an advertisement for the company was also presented on CCTV in the May of 2004.[8]


Zoomlion has at least six brand names, including its own.[8]


Zoomlion products have mainly truck-mounted, purpose-specific machinery; heavy machinery; or cranes, and include: bulldozers,[9] concrete machinery,[10] cranes[1] (mobile cranes,[11] tower cranes,[12] etc.), excavators,[9] fire apparatus,[13] garbage compactor machinery,[14] garbage trucks,[15] loaders,[9] asphalt pavers,[16] pile foundation rotary drilling rigs,[17] road rollers,[18] snowplows,[19] street sweepers,[20] various other road surface vehicles,[21] and environmental and sanitation machinery, etc.[1]

Crawler TractorsEdit

ZoomLion crawler Models
Model Year(s) Produced Horsepower Engine Type Misc Notes Photo
Zoomlion ZD160-3 crawler 160 hp (120 kW) Weifang Engines/Chongqing Cummins
Zoomlion ZD220-3 crawler 220 hp (160 kW) Weifang Engines/Chongqing Cummins Zoomlion ZD220-3 crawler - 2009
Zoomlion ZD320-3 crawler 320 hp (240 kW) Weifang Engines/Chongqing Cummins Zoomlion ZD320-3 crawler - 2009
Zoomlion ZY40 crawler loader 180 hp (130 kW) Weifang Engines
Zoomlion ZY65C crawler loader 249 hp (186 kW) Chongqing Cummins Zoomlion ZY65C crawler - 2009

Agriculture EquipmentEdit


Tractors built for other companiesEdit



All of the following may be subsidiaries or divisions of Zoomlion.

  • Changsha Construction Machinery Research Institute[7]
  • Changsha Zoomlion Haiqiang Concrete Co Ltd[8]
  • China Engineer Machinery Academy Concrete Machinery Session[22]
  • Compagnia Italiana Forme Acciaio SpA (Cifa) – acquired in 2008[3]
  • Hunan Machinery Branch Company[7]
  • Hunan Machine Tool Works[4] – acquired on December 21, 2002[4]
  • Hunan Zoomlion International Trade Co Ltd[23] – located in Zoomlion Science Park, Changsha, Hunan it oversees export of Zoomlion products.[23]
  • Powermole Company[4] – acquired on November 23, 2001[4]
  • Puyuan Group and Puyuan Engineer Machinery Co Ltd[7]
  • Zoomlion Bus Branch Company[8]
  • Zoomlion Finance & Leasing Co Ltd[24]
  • Zoomlion North Branch Company[8]
  • Zoomlion Hoisting Machinery Branch Company[22] – originally located in Changde, moved to Changsha in June, 2006[22]
  • Zoomlion Puyuan Branch Company[8]
  • Puyuan Group Co Ltd[7] – this unit has produced cranes[7]
  • Zoomlion Puyuan Special Vehicle Branch Company[22]
  • Zoomlion Xinxing Construction Machinery Leasing Co Ltd[22]
  • Zoomlion Zhongbiao Branch Company[7]
  • Zoomlion Zhongke Beidou[25]

Production bases and facilitiesEdit

Zoomlion owns 9 industrial parks,[citation needed] and at least one factory, the Puyuan Group Chassis Factory.[7] Sites include:

R&D and innovationEdit

Until 2002, Zoomlion did not file any patent or utility model applications. Between 2003 and 2010, Zoomlion increased the number of applications from around 20 to more than 160 applications. The main difference between a patent and a utility model is the durability and the strength of protection. Patents are protected for twenty years, while utility models are only protected for ten years. Thus, a utility model can be described as a weaker form of patent.[26]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Brief Introduction Zoomlion Official Site
  2. "Contact Us." Zoomlion. Retrieved on August 14, 2011. "Address:Zoomlion Science Park, Yinpen South Road 361, Changsha, Hunan"
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 UPDATE 1-Goldman, China Zoomlion win Cifa with $422 mln bid, Wed Jun 25, 2008 4:56am EDT
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Events of the Corporation in 2000–2001 Zoomlion Official Site
  6. 6.0 6.1 Event of Corporation in 1992–1997 Zoomlion Official Site
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 7.5 7.6 7.7 7.8 Events of Corporation in 2001 Zoomlion Official Site
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 8.7 8.8 8.9 Events of Corporation in 2004 Zoomlion Official Site
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Home > Products > Earth Working Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  10. Home > Products > Concrete Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  11. Home > Products > Mobile Crane Machinery
  12. Home > Products > Construction Hoisting Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  13. Home > Products > Fire Fighting Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  14. Home > Products > Environmental & Sanitation Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  15. Home > Products > Environmental & Sanitation Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  16. Home > Products > Road Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  17. Home > Products > Pile Foundation Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  18. Home > Products > Road Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  19. Home > Products > Environmental & Sanitation Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  20. Home > Products > Environmental & Sanitation Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  21. Home > Products > Road Machinery Zoomlion Official Site
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 22.4 22.5 Events of Corporation in 2006 Zoomlion Official Site
  23. 23.0 23.1 Zoomlion International Trade Co., Ltd. Zoomlion Official Site
  24. Zoomlion Finance & Leasing Co., Ltd. Zoomlion Official Site
  25. Events of Corporation in 2005 Zoomlion Official Site

External linksEdit

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