Who we are.
You probably haven’t heard much about LDV before. Even though we’re part of SAIC, the biggest auto manufacturer in China, we’re a pretty new name here in Australia. But that’s ok. We’re more than ready to prove ourselves.
So who are SAIC? Not only are they a Fortune Global 500 company - they’re actually the 41st biggest company in the world1 - they’ve also been around since the 1940s. LDV became part of SAIC back in 2010 when they acquired the commercial division of the British Motor Corporation, and LDV can be traced way back to the 1890s. That’s a lot of vehicles made, sold, and seen drive out the door. Basically – it’s safe to say we know our stuff when it comes to cars. SAIC also manufactured over 6 million vehicles in 2016 and in 2015 ranked 10th on Forbes magazine’s list of the largest auto companies in the world2.
They’ve also made products that have been sold under some of the most recognisable car names in the world via joint ventures with General Motors and Volkswagen. It’s safe to say we know what we’re talking about when it comes to cars.
1Fortune Global 500, 2017 2Forbes Global 2000:2015