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Earnings: 10Q ~
1Q profit rose 68%

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No 1169 Yumeng Road
Ruian Economic Development Zone
Ruian City,
China - Map
Phone: 86 577 6581 7720
Fax: 86 577 6581 7733
Web Site:

Index Membership: N/A
Sector: Consumer Goods
Industry: Auto Manufacturers - Major
Full Time Employees: 2,005

Company Overview

SORL Auto Parts, Inc. (the ¡°Registrant¡± or the ¡°Company¡±) is engaged in the business of manufacturing and distributing automotive air brake valves and related components for commercial vehicles weighing more than three tons, such as trucks and buses. The Company distributes products both in China and internationally under the SORL trademarks. The Company¡¯s product range includes 40 categories of brake valves with over 800 different specifications. According to an announcement of National Bureau of Statistics of China and China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (¡°CAAM¡±) in June 2006, the Company ranks among the top 100 automotive component suppliers in China.

SORL Auto Parts, Inc. is the largest commercial vehicle air brake system manufacturer in China. The Company distributes products both in China and internationally under the SORL trademarks. In general, customers are divided into three groups: OEM in China, aftermarket distributors in China, and international customers, accounting for approximately 32%, 28% and 40%, respectively, of the Company¡¯s annual sales for 2006.
For OEM market in China, SORL Auto Parts, sells its products to thirty-nine (39) vehicle manufacturers. The Company has established long term business relationships with most of the major automobile manufacturers in China, such as FAW Qingdao Automobile Works, First Auto Group Purchase Dept. Dongfeng Axle Co.,Ltd., Beiqi Foton Motor Co., Ltd., Zhucheng Automobile Works, Liuzhou Special Auto Manufacturing Co.Ltd.

For the After Market in China, Sorl Auto Parts, Inc. has established a sales networks of twenty-eight authorized distributors covering the following seven regions nationwide. The 28 distributors sell only ¡°SORL¡± products and in turn channel the products through over 800 sub-distributors.

For International Market SORL Auto Parts, Inc. has signed agreements with three distributors in UAE, Australia and the US. It also actively participates in international trade shows at Paris, Frankfurt, Dubai and Las Vegas, to update its knowledge on automobile technology and local market trends and to acquire new customers and new orders. The Joint Venture has sold products to over seventy-two (72) countries. Total Export sales in 2006 increased by 45% compared to that in 2005.

The Company obtained ISO9001/QS9000/VDA6.1 System Certifications in 2001. In 2004, the Joint Venture passed the ISO/TS 16949 System Certification conducted by the TUV CERT Certification Body of TUV Industrie Service GmbH, and passed the annual review in 2005. The ISO/TS 16949 system, a higher standard compared to and the replacement for ISO9001/QS9000/VDA6.1 System, was enacted by the International Automotive Task Force and is recognized by the world¡¯s main automobile makers and ISO 14001/OHSAS18001 Environment/Safety Administration system.


Xiao Ping Zhang has served as Chief Executive Officer and chairman of the board since our inception. He founded the Ruili Group, a company specializing in a variety of automotive parts and components, in 1987, and has served as chairman of the Ruili Group since then. In 2003, he was elected the President of the Wenzhou Auto Parts Association the largest automotive parts trade association in China with more than 1000 members, and Vice-President of the China Federation of Industry and Commerce Auto and Motorbike Parts Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Zhang is also a member of the Standing Committee of the People¡¯s Congress in Rui¡¯an City, Zhejiang, China. Mr. Zhang graduated from Zhejiang Radio and TV University in 1986 with a major in Industrial Management. He is the brother of Xiao Feng Zhang.

Xiao Feng Zhang has served as Chief Operating Officer and a member of the board of directors since our inception. He is responsible for sales and marketing. Mr. Zhang co-founded the Ruili Group with his brother, Mr. Xiao Ping Zhang, in 1987, and served as the General Manager of the Ruili Group until March 2004. Mr. Zhang received his diploma in economics from Shanghai Fudan University in 1994. He is the brother of Xiao Ping Zhang.

SORL Auto Parts Reports 36% Revenue and 40% Net Income Growth for 2007

2007 Achievements

In March 2007, SORL announced that it entered into a new sales agreement with India's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, TATA Motors, to supply air brake valves and related products. In addition, SORL also announced that the Company opened a sales center in India to focus on OEMs and the aftermarket in the Indian market.

In October 2007, SORL announced the purchase of land rights, a manufacturing plant and an office building with a total floor area of 66,177.91 square meters, or 712,333 square feet, from Ruili Group Co. Ltd., for US$20 million. The appraisal of the assets was conducted by the leading independent appraiser, DTZ Debenham Tie Leung Ltd., and total asset value was appraised at US$20.3 million. As a result of this transaction, the acquired capacity expansion is expected to meet the Company's growth demands for the next 2 to 3 years. In addition, SORL purchased approximately US$7 million of advanced equipment to both add capacity and efficiency to its production capabilities.

In October 2007, SORL was also designated as the exclusive air brake parts supplier for the estimated 2,400 new municipal buses the City of Tianjin is purchasing. These new buses are being acquired to both help solve the transport needs of the city's residents and to accommodate the expected larger transportation demands of the nearby Beijing 2008 Olympics. Additionally, the city of Beijing, has also chosen SORL as a designated air brake parts supplier for its municipal bus fleet. Nationally, it is estimated China had over 341,000 municipal buses. Due to their almost nonstop operation, municipal buses require frequent maintenance and the replacement of their brake systems.

In October 2007, SORL announced that it has entered into a technology development agreement with China's second largest heavy-truck maker, Baotou North- Benz Heavy Duty Truck Co. Ltd. With this new agreement, SORL became a major long-term supplier of air brake products to North-Benz.

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SORL News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 04/03/2017 12:30:30 PM
SORL News: Annual Report (10-k) 03/31/2017 05:23:42 PM
SORL News: SORL Auto Parts Schedules 2016 Fourth Quarter Press Release and Conference Call for March 31, 2017 03/20/2017 06:30:00 AM
SORL News: SORL Increases Guidance for the 2016 Fiscal Year 12/21/2016 06:00:00 AM
SORL News: Current Report Filing (8-k) 11/15/2016 04:33:21 PM
#214   IMPRESSIVE earning$= [SMART MONEY] 03/31/17 09:01:36 AM
#213   Any one still watching this one here? It hotdawg 12/30/16 02:23:53 PM
#212   That will help move it up. Thanks for hotdawg 12/07/16 10:42:06 AM
#211   Copied this off my brokerage site news feed local 13 12/06/16 08:54:58 AM
#210   I dont know what is going on their hotdawg 12/05/16 11:59:22 AM
#209   Why is SORL languishing? Because it's a local 13 12/05/16 11:34:48 AM
#208   I'm in for a few hundred also. hotdawg 11/17/16 09:24:29 AM
#207   I bought a couple hundred @ 4.04 mncowboy61 11/16/16 04:25:14 PM
#206   SORL is poised, but it's kind of not local 13 11/15/16 09:25:44 AM
#205   the sales are up and the profit is hotdawg 11/14/16 04:57:46 PM
#204   I am following SORL. Depending on what happens mncowboy61 11/11/16 04:48:44 PM
#203   Any one looking at SORL? hotdawg 11/08/16 02:06:14 PM
#202   SORL bullish 4.41 stocktrademan 10/11/16 11:05:49 AM
#201   SORL bullish 4.31 stocktrademan 10/10/16 05:01:56 PM
#200   Lot of Short sellers coming in by the Moto260 09/20/16 11:29:47 PM
#198   SORL > Impressive technicals: impressive fundamentals. > Huge crudeoil24 09/20/16 10:20:17 AM
#197   SORL > crudeoil24 09/19/16 10:51:22 AM
#196   SORL has a forward PE of 5.07 according crudeoil24 09/19/16 10:41:22 AM
#195   SORL $4.44 from $2s wow. Beast mode ClearlyStocks 09/19/16 10:24:46 AM
#194   SORL 4.40+ crudeoil24 09/19/16 10:22:19 AM
#193   SORL $3.64 HOD. Great call ClearlyStocks 09/12/16 04:20:06 PM
#192   3.55 > hod. crudeoil24 09/12/16 03:22:10 PM
#191   SORL > Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy). Up crudeoil24 09/12/16 12:12:06 PM
#190   As of June 30 about 12 institutions holding. crudeoil24 09/12/16 12:06:17 PM
#189   Some good catalysts at work here. Nice monthly crudeoil24 09/12/16 11:48:39 AM
#188   SORL great call from $2.90s bro. ClearlyStocks 09/12/16 11:43:21 AM
#187   SORL IS A GREAT $$$$$ OPPORTUNITY. crudeoil24 09/12/16 11:37:29 AM
#186   Multiple 52 week highs today. crudeoil24 09/12/16 11:36:39 AM
#185   Gaining some nice upside traction last several weeks. crudeoil24 09/12/16 11:29:13 AM
#184   I bought in 3,22$ Looking good imo europtiger 09/12/16 11:25:42 AM
#183   SORL > 8M float can move. 3.30 up crudeoil24 09/12/16 11:22:26 AM
#182   Wow. TradeFlow 08/16/16 12:35:52 AM
#181   Looks like your previous stock call didn't work Lyons2112 01/17/15 09:04:42 PM
#180   $SORL DD Notes ~ stocktrademan 10/03/14 11:47:19 AM
#178   bid 5.02 x 5.09 ask kmx_swing 10/30/13 09:57:58 AM
#177   bid 4.80 x 4.88 ask kmx_swing 10/29/13 02:25:36 PM
#176   bid 4.73 x 4.88 ask kmx_swing 10/29/13 12:31:04 PM
#175   I am in since yesterday at 4.53 kmx_swing 10/29/13 10:02:12 AM
#174   Bought at end of the day --expect news Milo2 08/02/13 10:16:11 PM
#173   Without news all i can figure us someone molecularcd 08/02/13 10:18:17 AM
#172   Can someone tell me what's moving this up ucsgears 08/02/13 09:45:10 AM
#171   There it is ucsgears 08/02/13 09:44:36 AM
#170   Rise your slumber you beautiful bassturd $SORL molecularcd 07/19/13 01:58:49 AM
#169   SORL has an ongoing P/E of 3.15, which adstet 11/08/12 08:51:59 AM
#168   SORL is showing some signs of life as SPM555 11/07/12 12:18:51 PM
#167   ~ Monday! $SORL ~ Earnings posted, pending or Penny Roger$ 03/26/12 12:28:55 AM
#165   I bought recently at average of $4.00. Games-Ludus 07/24/11 11:42:10 PM
#164   sitting on a pile of cash, they aren't kashkow 05/02/11 02:36:43 PM
#163   Anyone still holding onto SORL after several beatings Streak324 05/01/11 07:56:21 PM
#162   back to green *MARINE 1* 04/29/11 01:17:39 PM