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  On Jan.9, YTO exchanged tractor electronic control systems technology with Orscheln Company in America.

  On Jan.11, YTO and Bosch RexrothChina)officially built strategic cooperation relationship.

  On Jan.17, YTO and Hebei Zhongyou Electromechanical Company signed strategic cooperation agreement. The two sides would cooperate in machine tool matching with tractor.

  On Jan.17,YTO first drag chain and double plate chain wheeled tractor assembly line was built in middle and small factory.

  On Jan.23, YTO northwest image store opened in Yinchuan in Ningxia province. It is the only YTO engine service store in northwest in China.

  At the end February, YTO industrial travel zone was approved 3A national scenic spot by Luoyang travel development commission.

  On Mar.3, the project of agricultural machinery intelligent manufacture innovation methods application research started in YTO.

  On Apr.15, YTO and SINO-AGRI Eqiupment Company signed strategic cooperation agreement. The two sides would innovate development mode and build the win-win mode, forging new market advantage.

  On May.7, 50 entrepreneurs attended the first China industrial revitalization summit. Ren Hongbin, delivered the speech of Chinas industrial power behind tractors and YTO tractor was regarded as a great contribution to Chinas food security in the past 60 years.

  On May.13-19, YTO products made a big show in the second big city in Novi sad in Serbia.

  On May.26, YTO sent wheat harvester and ME504 tractor to help reaping in Zhifang village in Luanchuan county.

  In mid June, Henan province approved 18 area innovative bases, 12 college research institute innovative bases and 27 company research innovative bases. YTO is one of the first 27 bases, marking a new step in company innovation movement.

  On Jul.4, YTO and Jiangsu Linhai Group signed strategic cooperation agreement and the two sides will cooperate in agricultural machinery areas.

  On Jul.11, agricultural machinery use and maintenance of developing countries 2017 training started in YTO. During 3 days, more than 50 technicians from 10 developing countries took part in the training program sponsored by Ministry of Commerce.

  On Jul.24, YTO 8 new models including Zhirui, Tianjiao and Weifeng series appeared on the market.

  On Jul.26, China agricultural machinery 2016 top50  was revealed and YTO got the gold medal. YTO-LW4004,YTO 4LZ-9 rice harvester and YTO LF954-C gained technology innovative prize; YTO LF1104-C gained market pioneer prize. YTO engine company and axle company were honored with excellent providers.

  China-Belarus industrial park signing ceremony was held on Aug.1. Xiao Yaqing, director of the assets commission, and Wu Qiuping, deputy minister of economic department in Belarus, jointly inaugurated the 5 registered enterprises including YTO-Belarus technology company which was the research center of YTO  in Eastern Europe.

   Luoyang image store, YTO first official accessories center store opened on Aug.8.

  On Sept.6, YTO and Central plains agricultural industry development company signed strategic cooperation agreement.

  On Sept.12, YTO and Bosch Group held strategic cooperation high-level conference. It is the first high-level exchange after their cooperation. The two sides talking about technology, model experiment and other cooperative issues in the future.

  On Sept.25, YTO-LW4004 of YTO independent intellectual property appears on the Striking Five Years big national achievements exhibition in Beijing exhibition hall. In the afternoon, Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan, Zhang Gaoli and other party and national leaders took part in the exhibition. In front of YTO-LW4004, Xi Jinping listened to the explanations and asked some questions.

  On Sept.29, YTO Cup Henan province machinery, metallurgy and building materials industry casting competition was held in YTO Group.

  On Oct.2, Armen, Chairman of Beltechnika Company in Belarus visited YTO. The two sides reached the consensus on YTO products exporting to Kazakhstan and Ukraine and signed the cooperation agreement.

  On Oct.11, the unveiling of Common rail product of YTO and Bosch Group was held in YTO Group. The new product uses high pressure common rail diesel engine jointly designed by YTO and Bosch, making the tractor more sufficient working, more environmental friendly and more comfortable operation.

  On Oct.19, Happiness 10, YTO staff service center officially started. It is good practice to innovate staff service system of YTO labor union in new situation.

  On Oct.26, China international agricultural machinery exhibition 2017 was held in Wuhan international exhibition hall. 37 YTO products appeared and YTO gained a lot of prize in the industry. YTO Group got annual excellent enterprise prize. YTO-LF954-C tractor and YTO-LR-6M3Z engine got the product gold medals. YTO-LR-6M3Z national Ⅲ engine got the market performance prize. YTO 14 clutch assembly got excellent parts prize.

  On Oct.26, Agricultural Brain, the first China agricultural industry artificial intelligence engineering started in Wuhan. YTO is the brains first customer.

  On Oct.31, the 35th Cuba international commerce exhibition was held in Havana international exhibition hall. YTO, on behalf of Chinese agricultural machinery enterprises, took part in the activity. YTO products included rice harvester, 10 models of tractor and many kinds of machines and tools.

  On Nov.6, Luoyang-Central Asia international container train started to run in YTO railway marshalling yard.

  In early November, more than 80 caterpillar tractors exported overseas. It is the first foreign order after YTO two main factories emerged.

  During Nov.12-18, YTO-LF2204, the best powershift tractor appeared on Hanover agricultural machinery exhibition in Germany.It is the first time for YTO powershift tractor to take part in the biggest international exhibition. The model is national Ⅳ with independent intellectual property and has reached the worlds advanced level.

  On Nov.16, agricultural machinery intelligent manufacture pilot exchange meeting 2017 was held in YTO. YTO Group and other agricultural machinery enterprises attended the meeting. They talked about popularization and application of intelligent manufacture in agricultural machinery areas.

  On Nov.20, 8 projects including YTO-LF1004/LF1104/LF1004-C/LF1104-C wheeled tractor passed appraisal of China institute of mechanical engineering. 2 projects has reached international level and 6 projects has reached domestic leading level.

  On Nov.21, YTO intelligent cockpit digital factory officially started to production.

  On Dec.11, YTO project of LF power-shift tractor research and industrialization passed the appraisal of Science and Technology Department of Henan province. This project has 7 new products, 3 achievements, 4 standards, 18 patents and 2 provincial prizes.

  In the mid December, 9 kinds of YTO garbage truck got the China energy conservation certificate and were selected as energy conservation products of government procurement list.

   

  

  

  China agricultural machinery industry annual meeting was held on Jan.6. YTO becomes the third group of enterprises in agricultural machinery 1688 website specialty stores at JD.com.

  On Mar.5, YTO chairman Zhao Yanshui came to Beijing to attend the NPC and he was interviewed by Xihua website.

  On Mar.7, the research group of Ministry of Industry and Information Technology visited YTO and conducted special research on two integration and intelligent plant.

  On Mar.10-12, international agricultural machinery and parts and components exhibition 2016 was held in Zhengzhou. More than 400 agricultural machinery enterprises at home and abroad attended the exhibition.

  On Apr.21, tractor power system national key laboratory was established in YTO, marking the first national key laboratory in tractor industry officially running.

  On May.18, Philip bassoon received the key to YTO-LF1504 power-shift tractor from Wang Erlong, Party Chief of YTO in an agricultural machinery exhibition in South Africa, which means YTO tractors of independent intelligent property go abroad and make breakthrough in key markets.

  On Jun.3, stepless speed change heavy tractor YTO-LW4004 was shown on the 12th Five-Year Plan national science and technology achievements exhibition. Party and state leaders Xi Jinping, Li Keqiang, Zhang Dejiang, Yu Zhengsheng, Liu Yunshan, Wang Qishan visited the exhibition. It is the first public appearance of  YTO-LW4004.

  On Jun.15, one belt one road global interviewing group consisting of more than 60 medium and 30 reporters visited YTO.

  After Funing and Sheyang in Yancheng city in Jiangsu province were hit by tornado and haistone at about 3p.m. on Jun.23, YTO immediately sent two engines to the disaster areas to help recover power.

  On Jul.12, Cuban ambassador to China Alberto Blanco Silva visited YTO, talking with Zhao Yanshui, Wang Erlong, Wang Kejun and other YTO leaders.

  On Jul.20, Fortune,the global authoritative financial magazine issued the top500 Chinese enterprises 2016. YTO is the only one listed company in Luoyang with its place of 495.

  Increasing capital and expanding share signing ceremony of Luoyang Zhongshou Company was held on Aug.10. The company is no longer the wholly-owned subsidiary of Modern Agricultural Machinery Company. YTO becomes its holding company with 65% share.

  At late August, -SG604G/600G,two YTO 60 horsepower new garden models rolled off the production line. They are especially designed for garden working and are useful fillers of a gap in the market.

  On Sep.14, YTO and metal institute of CAS signed a science and technology cooperation framework agreement in Shenyang.   

  On Sep.25, YTO Chairman Zhao Yanshui and Cuba Metallurgy Group president Gonzalo signed the letter of intent about the Cuba agricultural machinery industrial park cooperative construction in Havana.

  On Sep.29, Xu Li, YTO general dealer in Eastern Europe was awarded  Huang River Friendship Prize at the award ceremony of National Day 67 anniversary hosted by Henan provincial government.

  On Oct.1, 176 big wheel tractors YTO-1804 were sent from Qingdao to Havana harbour. Besides, a total of 110 models of 95 and 120 horsepower were sent to Cuba later on.

  On Oct.24, Liu Peng, Australia Avimac Company director and general manager, visited YTO. The two sides discussed the Australian market development.

  On Oct.26, at China international agricultural machinery exhibition 2016, YTO Group issued the first non-driver tractor YTO-LF954-C in China. This model is equipped with national Ⅲ engine, power-shift gearbox, electricity control system.

  On Oct.31 to Nov.4, YTO, on behalf of China, took part in the 34th Havana international exhibition. YTO products gained the gold medal.

  On Nov.8, IMA management accountant summit forum hosted by IMA was held in Beijing. YTO was award annual management accountant innovation practice prize. Wang Erlong, YTO party chief and CFO, was award CMA annual excellent individual prize.

  On Dec.21, Quality of Light awarding ceremony 2016 was held in Beijings Great Hall. YTO is the only company in agricultural machinery industry was awarded products annual charm prize.

   

  On Mar.12, a diplomatic envoy corps of 40 people visited YTO, with Chinese ambassador to Ukraine Zhang Xiyun as the team head.  

  On Mar.18, YTO dominated agricultural machinery to the value of over 800,000 yuan to Gushi county and Huaibin county in Xinyang city, the targeted poverty alleviation counties of SINOMACH.

  On Mar.31, Jeval Shoyev, the vice minister of Tajikistan agricultural ministry paid a visit to YTO.

  On Apr.7, the YTO project of tractor key technology laboratory in Henan province passed quality acceptance by Science and Technology Department of Henan province.

  On Apr.9, the 8th China (Jiangsu) international agricultural machinery exhibition opened in Nanjing international exhibition center. YTO power shift models LF2204/1504/954/904, large wheeled tractors LX1304/1204/804 and middle wheeled tractors MK604/MF504 were on the show.

  On Apr.17, the online ceremony of YTO e-commerce shopping mall was held in Zhengzhou city in Henan province, marking that YTO starts new Internet+ era in agricultural machinery industry.

  On Apr.17-19, national agricultural machinery and spare parts exhibition 2015 was held in Zhengzhou. Smart series tractor including YTO-LF2204 appeared in YTO exhibition area.

  On Apr.24, national numerical control maintenance expert and YTO senior engineer Gao Zhonghan gained the honorary titles of National Model Worker. He went to Beijing to take part in the May1 international labor day celebrating meeting and national model workers and advanced workers commendation congress.

  On May.1, CRM system in YTO marketing department was officially up and running, which marks the customer relationship management transformation from traditional handing writing to information system.

  On May.8, 4 high-clearance tractors YTO-LX904H exported to Australia. From now on YTO has a place in Australian agricultural machinery market.

  The opening ceremony of China-Belarus industrial park was held on May.12. YTO chairman Zhao Yanshui received the entrance certificate in witness of president Xi Jinping and president Lukashenka. YTO is one of the first seven enterprises entrancing the park.

  On May.28, the first batch of YTO pickup truck was off line, which means domestic first pickup truck equipped With off-road vehicle chassis has finished small-lot production.

  On Jun.12, KSMC three-dimensional flexible machining unit, a new generation of super numerical control machine tool appeared on science and technology main project meeting in Luoyang city, marking that YTO intelligent machinery was on the agenda.

  On Jun.10-13, YTO forklift products YTO-CPCD25LPG and YTO-CPCD30 took part in the New Zealand agricultural exhibition in Hamilton.

  On Jun.17, the Chinese Dream, Silk Road Dream press corps in Xinhua news agency paid a visit to YTO Group.

  On Jul.10, YTO-LF1504, YTO-MG754S/MG804S  and non-road national Ⅲ emission standards engine EGR system have obtained a provincial certificate for scientific and technological achievement.

  On Jul.16 to Aug.4, 587 YTO tractors to export to Cuba were sent to Huangdao port in Qingdao city.

  On Aug.6, YTO and Jiyuan Iron&Steel(Group)CO.,LTD. signed strategic cooperation agreement. YTO chairman Zhao Yanshui and Jiyuan Group Li Yutian signed the agreement.

  In China agricultural parts and components ceremony 2015 on Aug.12, YTO engine (B/M) and safety rack assembly of 70-90 horsepower tractor obtained the gold prize . YTO LR-4N engine and YTO large and middle tractor cab(LG1304)obtained the innovation prize.

  On Sept.10, a launching ceremony of YTO e-commerce project was held in Luoyang international exhibition hall, marking YTO has made breakthough in internet+ era.

  On Sept.10, the popular TV show Running Man in Zhengjiang TV station recorded the program in YTO.

  On Sept.17, Kobe, the YTO product dealer in South Africa and VB company CEO, was titled with YTO honorary staff.

  The 60th anniversary of YTO was held in YTO sports hall on Sept.24.

  On Sept.30, national key laboratory of tractor power system applied by YTO was approved by the Ministry of Science and Technology. The laboratory was officially built.

  On Oct.12, Luoyang YTO public bonded warehouse listed. It will help reduce capital occupation and financial cost and promote the efficiency in enterprises.

  On Oct.26 to Oct.28, China International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition was held Jimo city in Shandong province. YTO power-shift tractor, garden tractor, national Ⅲ and national Ⅳ engine and other high-end products were on the show, leading the industry in technology upgrading.

  On Nov.21, the YTO program Feeling of made in China: how about the fresh deal on tractor wheel? was broadcast on CCTVⅡ.

  On Dec.15, YTO board was listed on the excellent board in the 11st gold round prize ceremony in China listed company. Yu Lina, YTO vice general manager and secretary of the board, obtained the innovation prize.

   

   

   

   

  

 

   

  On Jan.4, Francois, the French parliamentarian and the mayor of San Diego, visited YTO and had a talk about strengthening cooperation. YTO French Company was in the city of San Diego.    

  YTO Engine Company has finished to upgrade the cylinder producing line which can be put into batch production in January.   

  In the third session of the 12th NPC on Mar.5 to 15, Zhao Yanshui, the NPC member and the YTO Chairman, conducted interviews with CCTV, Guangming Daily, Workers Daily, Farmers Daily, Hong Kong Daily, China Industry New, Henan TV, Dahe Daily, etc.   

  On Mar.8, Caterpillar DanHerkelman had a visit to YTO Forge Company. The two sides made a deep communication on future strategic cooperation.   

  On Mar.16, 20 YTO-250P small tractors were sent to Tianpi Mountain Farm in Xinjiang province to support local construction.   

  On Apr.25, Chen JianLi, the national May 1 labor medalist and the senior technician in YTO Kaichuang Company, attended model workers and advanced worker commendation congress sponsored by the ACFTU in Beijing.   

  Bai Lin, French ambassador to China visited YTO on Apr.26. He exchanged ideas with YTO Chairman Zhao Yanshui about the future plan and development of YTO French Company.   

  On Apr.27, YTO staffs Feng Chunling, Gao Zhonghan, Wang Feng took part in Henan May 1 model workers commendation conference.   

  On May.8, the project fast agricultural machinery casting technology engineering laboratory applied by YTO Craft and Material Institute was approved by Henan development and reform commission.    

  On Jun.12-14, as the first pilot company in machinery industry in China, YTO participated in reserve evaluating in resource-saving and environment friendly by MIIT.   

  On Jun.12, YTO sponsored the provincial senior seminar of industry engineering technology application and innovation.   

  On Jul.21, YTO and ZF signed the strategic cooperation framework agreement. YTO core business axle cooperates with ZF.   

  On Jul.28, the signing ceremony for borrowing from overseas was held in YTO. YTO borrowed 38,600,000 dollars from ICBC, and it is the first company in China assessing foreign debt by net assets volume in the end of last year.    

  On Aug.15, YTO was ranked among A level information disclosure listed company 2013 in Shanghai Stock Exchange. Level information disclosure is classified four levesl: A, B, C and D.   

  On Aug.22, China-Russia international machinery and building materials exhibition 2014 was held in international exhibition center in Manchuria city in Inner Mongolia. YTO-ME304/404, YTO-MF454/554 and YTO-LX654/904 were shown on the exhibition.   

  On Sep.9, Huang Yuejin, member of the CPPCC National Committee and chairman of Jiangxi Political Consultative Conference leading the delegation to the CPPCC National Committee in Jiangxi visited YTO.

  The gold and innovation awards of China agricultural machinery components were revealed in September. YTO agricultural engine and YTO 80-130 horsepower axle were awarded the gold prize. YTO 4V5p engine and rear drive axle of KCH0303 harvester were awarded the innovation prize.   

  On Oct.28-30, International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition 2014 was held in Wuhan international exhibition center. 4 YTO LF series tractors equipped with power-shift transmissions system produced in YTO France Company made their debut.     

  On Oct.29, 4 YTO tractors took part in Central-Eastern Europe 16+1 agricultural science and technology and development forum in Bucharest, Romania.     

  On Nov.4, the tractor donation ceremony of YTO to Serbia was held in Novi Sad. 2 YTO tractors valued 30,000$ were donated to a agricultural chemistry school in Obren and a vegetable institute in Smederevska Palanka, which were the worst hit areas.   

  On Nov.21, GKN-YTO commercial technology exchanges meeting was held in YTO. Yu Haijun, the General Manager China in GKN and  Su Wensheng, the Vice Manager in YTO and other relative people took part in the meeting.    

  In the early December, e-commerce platform of YTO spare parts was officially up and running. The transformation from off-line service to online service marks YTO breakthroughs in its spare parts management.   

  On Dec.17, the YTO Chairman Zhao Yanshui was awarded as the 6th National Excellent Scientist”.

   

   

   

  On Feb.19, YTO Cup Chinese rural new figures 2012 revealed at Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Wang Kejun, the vice general manager of YTO attended the meeting.

   

  On Feb.27, Zhao Yanshui, the NPC member and the Chairman of YTO, started to Beijing to attend the 12th NPC in China.

   

  In the middle of March, YTO-YM6K series engines including 4 models passed appraisal by the Department of Science and Technology of Henan province. This series has a number of utility model patents and design patents .

   

  On Apr.19, YTO carried out technical exchanges with Eaton, marking YTOs new start of cooperation with excellent provider in the U.S.  

   

  On Apr.21-23, National Agricultural Machinery Exhibition 2013 opened in international exhibition center in Zhengzhou. 8 YTO tractors and 4 YTO engines were on the show, including YTO-LX2202、YTO-LF2204 and rubber crawler tractor.

   

   

  On May.23, Ren Luquan, member of the CAS, visited YTO.

   

  On Jun.3, high-power shift tractor manufacture technology joint development, a key international cooperation project of the National Department of Science and Technology, passed the appraisal.  

   

  On Jul.5, YTO and Poly signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement. Zhan Yanshui, the Chairman of YTO and Wang Lin, the vice general manager of Poly signed the agreement.

   

  On Jul.29, YTO employed Kobe as an international marketing adviser, who is YTO dealer in South Africa and the CEO of VB Company. YTO Chairman Zhao Yanshui issued the letter of appointment.

   

  At the end of July, 1480 YTO tractors set out to Ethiopia, which was the biggest order in YTO export history.  

   

  In July, YTO was selected into the corporate governance board in Shanghai Stock Exchange and it became the sample stock of corporate governance index.

   

  In August, Qinglongshan farm in Heilongjiang province encountered heavy rainfall. To protect the farm, 252 YTO tractor were sent to Helongjiang to strengthen the levees. YTO support center was built and was the first one of large-scale enterprise in Luoyang,    

   

   

  In late August, the new models of 45 YTO-LF2204&YTO-LZ2204 were in the producing schedule in YTO final assembly line.

   

  On Sep.24, YTO and JIYUN signed the strategical cooperation framework agreement, reaching an agreement on agricultural machinery finance lease.

   

  On Oct.26-28, YTO—LF2204/904 were showed on the International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition 2013 in Qingdao city. YTO—LF2204 was awarded the Excellent Product Prize.

   

  In late October, the project of e-commerce and supply chain informatization improvement applied by YTO and SINOMRCH, was selected as one of 2013 pilot projects of e-commerce integrated innovation in Chinas Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.YTO was the only one of all companies affiliated to SINOMRCH.

   

   

  On Nov.5, during the visit to Heilongjiang province, Premier Li Keqiang investigated the agricultural production in Hongqi village, Fuyuan county, Jiamusi city. Li had a cordial talk with farmers in YTO-1804,which was working on the field.

   

   

  In the middle of November,the new drive axle laboratory which the Axle Company invested 8,000,000 yuan was put to use. This laboratory is the first one in the industry, marking the independent experiment ability of the Axle Company. The senior technician Wang Feng is the first worker expert who enjoys the state council special allowance.

   

   

  On Nov.29, YTO science and technology cooperation base of tractor key technology was awarded international science and technology cooperation base by Chinas Ministry of Science and Technology. YTO project of high-power wheeled tractor standard complex passed appraisal by the Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision of Henan province.

   

   

  In November, YTO 3 projects was awarded Science and Technology Prize 2013 in SINOMRCH. YTO-LX2004/2204 got the second prize; electronic control offline equipment in the final assembly line of wheeled tractor and YTO-S6TA/4 engine got third prize.

   

   

  On Dec.5, senior seminar of new technology and material in tractor research and manufacture was held in YTO. The two projects of YTO-LY1004/LY1104/LY1100 wheeled tractor and YTO-LZ2704/LZ2404 wheeled tractor have passed scientific appraisal by Henan province.

   

  In the 4th Intensive Farming Cup anniversary of agricultural machinery industry on Dec.9, YTO chairman Zhan Yanshui was awarded 10 Big Figures in agricultural machinery industry 2013, and YTO got one of 10 popular brand in customers.

   

   

   

February, Mr. Ji Bingxuan, Secretary of Communist Party of Heilongjiang Provincial Committee,  paid visit to YTO (Heilongjiang) Industrial Park Co. Ltd. with the accompaniment of the Provincial and Qiqihar municipal leaders.

April 30 to May 1, Mr. Xu Niansha, Secretary of Communist Party Committee, China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH), headed a delegation to YTO FRANCE SAS (YTO France Agricultural Machinery Co. Ltd.).

May 19, Mr. Wang Zhaoguo, Member of Central Political Bureau of Communist Party of China, Vice Chairman of the National Congress, Chairman of the Chamber of Trade Union of China paid visit to YTO Group Corporation, visited the General Assembly Line of high-powered tractors of YTO INDUSTRIAL PARK, with the accompaniment of Mr. Lu zhangong, Secretary of Henan Provincial Communist Party Committee, Mr. Mao Wanchun, Standing Member of Henan Provincial Communist Party Committee, Secretary of Luoyang Municipal Communist Party Committee, Mr. Liu Xinmin, Chairman of Trade Union of Henan Province.

Morning June 14, Mr. Li Changchun, Standing Member of China Central Communist Party Committee , visited YTO AGRI-MUSEUM and No.3 Tractor Assembly Factory. Mr. Lu Zhangong,   Secretary of Henan Provincial Communist Party Committee, Mr. Guo Gengmao, Governor of Henan Province, Mr. Mao Wanchun, Standing Member of Henan Provincial Communist Party Committee, Secretary of Luoyang Municipal Communist Party Committee accompanied during the inspection visit.

July 13, Mr. Zhao Jiancai, Vice Governor of Henan Province, investigated the enterprise operation conditions of YTO GROUP CORPORATION; he successively visited No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory, Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Factory, Central Test Base, R&D Center, YTO-AGRI Museum and Diesel Engine Company.

Afternoon of July 29, Mr. Ren Hongbin, Chairman of Board of Directors of Sinomach, Mr. Chen Zhi, Vice Chairman of Board of Directors of Sinomach, investigated YTO GROUP CORPORATION with a 8-member delegation, they visited Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Production Facility.

August 8, A-share of the First Tractor Co. Ltd. was listed in Shanghai Stock Exchange, abbreviated as YTO Stocks, stock code “601038”, with a total fund raising of 810 million RMB Yuan in the A-share listing.

Nov. 26, Mr. Ren Hongbin, Chairman of the Board of China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH), paid a special visit to YTO FRANCE SAS during his trip in Europe.
Nov. 28, the millionth YTO-LR Series Diesel Engine was launched off the general assembly line of YTO Diesel Engine Co.

Feb. 27 to 28, Mr. Xu Jian, President of SINOMACH, Mr. Liu Dagong, Vice President of SINOMACH, paid visit to YTO GROUP CORPORATION, they visited No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory and YTO-AGRI Museum.

Mar. 8, YTO GROUP CORPORATION successfully took over MCCORMICK Factory of France from Argo, Italy, YTO France SAS was established, a breakthrough was made in YTO overseas development strategy.

April 27, signed long term strategic cooperation agreement with Caterpillar regarding the forge business, the YTO First Tractor Forge Plant was successfully promoted as the First Rate supplier of sprocket business.

In May, First Tractor takes over 86.82% stock equity rights of YTO (Luoyang) Forklift Co. Ltd. from its share holder YTO GROUP CORPORATION and 100% stock rights of YTO INTERNATIONAL, LTD. and the remaining stocks namely 13.18% stock rights of YTO (Luoyang) Forklift Co. Ltd. from the 37 natural person investors.

July 25, Mr. Li Changchun, Standing Member of China Central Communist Party Committee , visited Modern Agricultural Equipment Production Facility namely YTO (Heilongjiang) Industrial Park Co. Ltd.

September 1, General Liang Guanglie, Member of China Central Military Committee, State Councilor and Minister of National Defense visited YTO Agri-museum and Industrial Park of YTO GORUP CORPORATION.

Dec. 26, “2011 National Food Crops Production Commendation and Reward Conference” was held in Beijing, 300 units of YTO tractors are sent into the hands of big food crop growers of China as the award.

Dec. 28, The First Session Congress of Communist Party Committee of First Tractor Co. Ltd. was held, 100 representatives from headquarter and units under the jurisdiction of First Tractor attended the conference.

Jan 20, Mr. Zheng Xinli, Vice Director of Policy Investigation Office of China Central Committee visited Diesel Engine Co. and No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory of YTO GROUP CORPORATION.

Mar. 23, Chen Zhi, Vice General Manager of SINOMACH visited No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory and Diesel Engine Co. of YTO GROUP CORPORATION.
April 29, leaders of China National Machinery Industry Corporation (SINOMACH) namely Mr. Ren HOngbin, Mr. Li Yanjiang, Mr. Xu Niansha, Mr. Wang Songlinpaid investigation visit to YTO GROUP.

Morning of June 10, Mr. Wen Jiabao, Premier of the State Council, Standing Member of China Political Bureau of China Communist Party Central Committee made on-site investigation of 3-Summer Job (harvesting, planting and management) in Henan Province, he drives YTO tractor and harvester by himself.

June 28, First Tractor sells 100% equity rights of YTO Construction Machinery to YTO GROUP as well as the 100% stock equity rights of YTO Machinery Marketing.

July 2, the research project “Fillet Quenching Technological Process Innovation of No. 45 Steel of Forged Steel Crankshaft of YTO Diesel Engine” of QC team of Crankshaft workshop of Diesel Engine Co. Ltd. was awarded the First Prize in Achievements of China National Machinery Industry Excellent QC Team Actitivities, QC team of Crankshaft workshop was as honored as the excellent quality management team for National Machinery Industry.

Morning July 10, Mr. Hu JIntao, General Secretary of China Committee, Chairman of China, Chairman of China Communist Party Central Military Committee, visited YTO GROUP CORPORATION, he had an interview with the labor models, engineering staff and employees of YTO GROUP, and delivered important speech on reforms of YTO GROUP. Mr. Ling Jihua, Secretary of Secretary Department of China Communist Party Central Committee, Mr. Wang Huning, Secretary of Secretary Department of China Communist Party Central Committee as well as Director of Policy Research Centre of the CPC Central Committee, Mr. LU Zhangong, Secretary of Henan Provincial Committee of Communist Party, and Guo Gengmao, Henan Provincial governor accompanied his inspection visit.

Aug. 28, YTO Group Heilongjiang Modern Agricultural Machinery Facility was established in Qiqihar.

Aug. 4, First Tractor takes over 51% equity rights from Luoyang Tractor Research Institute Co. Ltd.

Sept. 19, Mr. Liu Yunshan, Member of China political Bureau of CPC Central Committee, Secretary of Secretary Department of CPC Central Committee, Minister of Publicity Ministry of CPC Central Committee visited YTO GROUP CORPORATION with accompaniment of Mr. Lu Zhangong, Secretary of Henan Provincial Committee of Communist Party, and Guo Gengmao, Henan Provincial governor.

Sept. 25, the Opening Ceremony of No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory Industrial Park of First Tractor was officially held.

Morning Sept. 28, the first unit of power-shift tractor of China, YTO-2704 Tractor was launched off the general assembly line.

Oct. 25, China-Africa Machinery Corporation signed cooperation agreement with AFIECOM, Angola.

Moring Nov. 7, Mr. Lu Yongxiang, Vice President of the National Congress, President of China Science Academy, President of China Machinery Engineering Society, visited the general assembly line of hi-powered tractors and YTO-Agri Museum of YTO GROUP Corporation under the accompanying of Mr. Ren Hongbin, Chairman of SINOMACH, Mr. Li Baishuan, Vice President of Henan People’s Congress, Mr. Guo Hongchang, Mayor of Luoyang.

Morning Nov. 6, Mr. Ren Hongbin, Chairman of SINOMACH and Mr. Chen Zhi, Vice President of SINOMACH paid inspection visit to the general assembly line of hi-powered tractors in the industrial park, central test base and YTO-Agri Museum of YTO GROUP CORPORATION.

Dec. 22, the Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Project with An Annual Production Capacity of 20,000 Units of Diesel Engine in The Power Range of 280KW and Key Technology Development Project of Electronic Control Fuel Injection Project of Euro 4 Diesel Engine with An Annual Capacity of 40,000 Units, passed the acceptance test approval led and organized by Luoyang Development and Reform Commission.

Feb. 27, Mr. Zhang Dejiang, Member of the Political Bureau, Central Committee of CPC and Vice Premier of the State Council visited Diesel Engine Co. and No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory of YTO GROUP CORPORATION.

Mar. 31, Mr. Xi Jinping, Member of Standing Committee of Political Bureau of the CPC Central Committee,  Member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee, Vice President of the State, paid visit to YTO GROUP CORPORATION, he inspected the Picture Show on the Study and Implement Scientific Outlook On Development, No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory and Heavy Duty Diesel Engine Factory, the leaders accompanied him during the tour are: related leaders of China Ministries, Mr. Xu Guangchun, Secretary of Henan Provincial Committee of CPC, and Lian Weiliang, Secretary of Luoyang Municipal Committee of CPC. 
April 15, Sino-African Development Fund Co. Ltd. held the signing ceremony with YTO GROUP CORPORATION in Luoyang, China-Africa Machinery Corporation was established with co-fund of the two parties.
May 14, Mr. Jin Yang, the Vice Chairman of State Property Management Commission of the State Council, the Member of the State Council, made his research on the in-depth activity of Study and Implement Scientific Outlook on Development, he visited the YTO show room, and visited Diesel Engine Co. Ltd. and No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory.

May 15, Mr. He Guoqiang, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of CPC, Secretary of Central Commission for Discipline Inspections of the CPC paid visit to the hi-powered tractor production base of YTO GROUP.

Oct. 23, YTO-LV3804 superpower tractor of 380hp was displayed in All China Agricultural Machinery Fair in Hefei.

Nov. 5, Mr. Guo Gengmao, Vice Secretary of Henan Provincial Committee of CPC, Henan Provincial Governor, headed the visit to YTO Industrial Park of leaders of Group 1 in the 2nd visit of Review Activity to the Key Provincial Projects of 2009, accompanied by Mr. Lian Weiliang, Standing Member of Henan Provincial Committee of CPC, Secretary of Luoyang Municipal Committee of CPC.

Dec. 17, delegation consisting of Director-Generals of over 300 Agricultural Machinery Cooperation in Zhumadian City, as well as leaders of the municipal farm machinery departments, visited No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory, Diesel Engine Co. Ltd. and YTO Harvesting Machinery Co. Ltd. of YTO GROUP.

Morning Dec. 17, Mr. Lu Zhangong, Newly-elected Secretary of Henan Provincial Committee of CPC, inspected the General Assembly Line of No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory, test tracks and products’ parking place, accompanied by Mr. Lian Weiliang, Standing Member of Henan Provincial Party Committee of CPC, and Secretary of Luoyang Municipal Committee of CPC.

Jan 25, Press Conference and Commending Meeting of “2007 Henan Province Enterprise (Brand) of Most Influential Power” was held in Zhengzhou, YTO GROUP was awarded the Honorary Title of “Enterprise of Most Influential Power”, YTO brand was awarded as the “Brand of Most Influential Power”, Mr. Liu Dagong, Chairman of the Board, was awarded as the “Entrepreneur of Most Influential Power”.

In February, Mr. Liu Dagong, Chairman of the Board, was elected as the deputy to the 11th National People’s Congress.

On Feb. 20, 67% stock equity rights of YTO GROUP was appropriate and transferred to SINOMACH with gratis.

May 8, the first automatic 125 MN hot die forging press production line of China was officially completed and put into production in YTO GROUP.

May 15, YTO volunteer team of disaster relief consisting of 25 volunteers rushed to the front of Sichuan earthquake-stricken area from Luoyang.

Jan 10 to 17, YTO brand was publicized and listed in the top rank among 11 brands of agricultural machinery (tractor, combine harvester), namely “2006 brands of the highest competitive force in the market” by the Ministry of Commerce. It is an award to YTO brand after China Top Brand won in 2006 awarded by the national authoritative department.

Mar 30, YTO-C1602, China first unit hi-powered crawler tractor was successfully developed, filling the vacancy of track tractors in the power range of 160-200 hp of China for years.

June 10, the opening and founding ceremony for the entry of YTO GROUP Industrial Park into Luoyang Industrial Park, Henan was held. The project investment capital is 1.7 billion RMB Yuan, it is one of the key projects in important decision-making matters of Luoyang City namely “propelling the new type industrial city and advanced manufacturing base with endeavor”, “Be the Forerunner in the Rise Movement of China Central Plains (Henan)”, here will gather the hi-powered wheeled tractors, road rollers, heavy duty diesel engines, axles, numeric control machine tools and the complete industries.

June 1, the Diesel Engine Technical Reconstruction Project funded by national bonds successfully passed the acceptance test by the Acceptance Committee consisting of the National Development and Restructuring Commission.

In July, the order of China export of 1000 YTO hi-powered tractors to Zimbabwe was finally concluded, it is so far the biggest export order for hi-powered tractors in China.

Morning July 16, YTO GROUP CORPORATION and local government of Urumqi Hi/New Tech Development Zone held the signing ceremony of YTO (Xinjiang) Agricultural Machinery Facility Investment Project.

Dec. 4, 10 units of YTO-704 machine sets were fixed as the award vehicles for “All China Food Production Pace-setters” at the All-China Agriculture Work Conference by Agricultural Mechanization Management Division of Ministry of Agriculture.

Mar. 9, 1 unit YTO-354 tractor was dispatched to Taiwan after passing the inspection of Luoyang Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau, which is the first YTO tractor sold in the China “Treasure Island”.

Mar. 10, Mr. Juan Batista, Chairman of the Republican Party of Paraguay Republic, joyfully stepped on YTO hi-powered tractor, and then he visited YTO Heavy Duty Automobile Co. Ltd., the Harvesting Machinery Co. Ltd, No. 3 and No. 4 Tractor Assembly Plant.

Morning Mar. 30, Mr. Shan Jixiang, Director of China Bureau of Cultural Relics, visited No.1 and No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory, General Assembly Line of Diesel Engine Factory, accompanied by Mrs. Chen Ailan, Director of Henan Provincial Bureau of Cultural Relics, and Mr. Zhu Guangping, Vice Party Secretary of Luoyang Municipal Committee of CPC.

Afternoon Mar. 30, Mr. Yang Xinli, Vice Secretary General  of the Propaganda Department of the Central Committee of the CPC and Director of Publicity and Education Bureau, successively visited the track tractor production line of No.1 Assembly Factory, hi-powered tractor production line of No. 3 Plant, YTO Heavy Duty Automobile Factory, First Heavy Duty Truck production line.

Morning April 4, Mr. Zeng Peiyan, Member of China Political Bureau of Central Committee of CPC, Vice Premier of the State Council, inspected YTO GROUP, he visited the general assembly line of hi-powered tractors of No.3 Assembly Factory, in his accompaniment are leaders Mr. Xu Guangchun, Henan Provincial Committee Party Secretary of CPC, Chairman of Henan People’s Congress, Mr. Li Chengyu, Vice Party Secretary of Henan Provincial Committee of CPC and Governor of Henan Province, Mr. Sun Shanwu, Member of the Standing Committee of Henan Provincial Committee of CPC, Secretary of Luoyang Municipal Party Committee of CPC.

April 5, Mr. Shi Jichun, Lieutenant Governor of Henan Province visited No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory and Diesel Engine Co. Ltd. together with the delegates of Henan Machinery & Equipment Manufacturing Industry Development Seminar.

Afternoon April 18, Mr. Hou Zongbin, the former Vice Secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and the Ex-Secretary of Henan Provincial Party Committee of CPC visited YTO GROUP, he toured No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory and First Motor Co. Ltd.

Morning July 27, the Departure Ceremony of Vehicles Exported to the Kyrgyz Republic in Agricultural Machinery Project aided by the People’s Republic of China, was held in the square in front of the main entrance of YTO GROUP, the over hundred units of YTO hi-, mid-powered tractors and YTO heavy duty trucks in the first batch of commodities were dispatched to the Kyrgyz Republic from Luoyang.

Morning July 16, Wen Jiabao, the Premier of State Council inspected the production workshop of YTO-LR Series Diesel Engine and hi-powered tractor production site of YTO GROUP CORPORATION, with the accompaniment of Mr. Xu Guangchun, Party Secretary of Henan Provincial Committee of CPC, and Mr. Li Chengyu, Henan Provincial Governor.

Afternoon Aug. 14, Yuan Guiren, Vice Minister of Ministry of Education, headed the specialists tour delegation of Marxism Theoretic Research and Construction Project to YTO GROUP, they visited hi-powered tractor assembly line of No.3 Factory, and new cylinder block and cylinder head lines of Diesel Engine Co. Ltd. of YTO GROUP COROPROATION, with accompaniment of Mr. Wang Yao, Vice Director of Publicity Department, Henan Province, and Mr. Wang Quanle, Member of the Standing Committee of Luoyang Municipal Committee of CPC, Director of Luoyang Publicity Department.

Sept. 6, the State Quality Inspection Administration held the “10th Anniversary of Implementation of Quality Revitalization Outline of the State Council namely Commending Conference of China Top Brand Products and Advanced Units in Quality Rehabilitating City,” in the Great Hall of the People, YTO hi- and mid-powered tractors were awarded as the China Top Brand products.

Morning Sept. 20, Mr. Yu Zhengshen, Member of the Political Bureau of Central Committee of CPC, Hubei Provincial Party Secretary of CPC headed delegation attending “Central China Forum” Zhengzhou Conference, consisting of provincial secretaries and governors of 6 provinces in Central China to YTO GROUP.

Nov. 15, Wu Bangguo, Member of the Standing Committee of the Political Bureau of Central Committee of CPC, President of the National People’s Congress, visited the engine cylinder block and head machining workshops of YTO Diesel Engine Co. and No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory with the accompaniment of Mr. Xu Guangchun, Henan Provincial Party Secretary of CPC, Mr. Li Chengyu, Henan Provincial Governor.

May 16, Mr. Ablet Abdurishit, Vice Chairman of All China Committee of China People’s Political Consultative Committee (CPPCC), paid visit to No. 3 Tractor Assembly Plant, Loader General Assembly Line of Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., YTO GROUP.

Afternoon May 21, Standing Member Survey Delegation of CPPCC headed by Mr. Zhang Siqing, Vice Chairman of CPPCC, visited production workshop of No.3 Assembly Plant and YTO Heavy Duty Truck production line.

Afternoon August 9, Mr. Wang Mingyi, Executive Vice Governor of Henan Province, visited the YTO Mid-Power Tractor Assembly Factory in Urumqi together with delegates of Henan Provincial Delegation attending the 18th Session Conference of Yellow River Economic Collaborative Region in Urumqi, Xinjiang.

Aug. 26, Mr. Idris Waziri, Minister of Commerce of Nigeria, visited YTO Diesel Engine Co. Ltd. and No. 3 Tractor Assembly Plant.

November, YTO hi-, mid-powered tractors and compact tractors are all listed in “the Tractor Brand Most Favored by Farmers for 50 Years in China Tractor Industry”.

April, 530 units of YTO hi-powered tractors were exported to Venezuela entered new epoch of export of hi-power tractors abroad.

May 14, Mr. Jia Qinglin, Standing Member of Political Bureau of Central Committee of CPC, Chairman of CPPCC, visited no. 1 Tractor Assembly Plant and Construction Machinery Company.

Afternoon September 2, Mr. Zhang Siqing, Vice Chairman of CPPCC, headed delegation consisting of over 20 standing members of CPPCC to inspect YTO GROP CORPORATION, UNDERSTAND the product restructuring and progress of State enterprise reform.

Morning Oct. 10, Mr. Zeng Qinghong, Member of the Standing Committee of Political Bureau of Central Committee of CPC, Vice President of the State visited No. 3 Tractor Assembly Plant, Diesel Engine Co. ltd., encouraged YTO people to face the difficulty, make unremitting efforts, and regain glory.

Oct. 11, YTO hi-powered wheeled tractors broke the records in production and marketing capacity of 10,000 units/year.

Jan 17, YTO-100/105 Series Diesel Engine national bond technical reconstruction project was completed and passed the acceptance test.

Feb. 10, new track tractor product YTO-1002RS snow scraper was launched.

April 10, the 20-year anniversary for YTO compact tractors production operation as well as the off-line launching ceremony for the 1.2 millionth tractor was held in front of the general assembly line of low-powered tractors of Branch Company of mid/low- powered tractors.

Morning may 10, Mr. Shi Jichun, Henan Vice Provincial Governor headed a 9-member delegation to visit the No.1 Assembly Factory, Diesel Engine Co. Ltd. and Construction Machinery Co. of YTO GROUP.

YTO wheeled tractors, crawler tractors were awarded as the Top Quality product by China Association for Quality Inspection. 

April 24, Mr. Li Keqiang, Governor of Henan Province, Mr. Zhang Yixiang, Governor of Henan Province, worked on site of YTO GROUP, they visited YTO-100/105 diesel engine technical reconstruction production line, watched the environmental sanitary vehicles incl. rear loader trash compactors and light duty pickups developed by YTO GROUP. 

Afternoon Oct. 23, Mr. Wang Quanshu, Vice Provincial Secretary of Henan Party Committee of CPC, visited No. 3 Tractor Assembly Plant and Diesel Engine Co. Ltd. during their trip in YTO GROUP.

Nov. 20, Mr. Li Chengyu, Candidate Member of Political Bureau of Central Committee of CPC, Vice Secretary of Henan Provincial Party of CPC, Executive Vice Governor and leaders of Henan Provincial Planning Commission, Department of Transportation, Tourism Bureau and etc. visited Diesel Engine Co. and YTO Branch Co. for Mid/Low-Powered Tractors.

YTO-1302 crawler tractors were launched off line in YTO GROUP.

April 18, Mr. Li Keqiang, Governor of Henan Province, worked on site of YTO GROUP.

YTO-1854 articulated hi-powered 4wd tractors were shown in China Expo.

October, YTO GROUP invite A.T. Kearney to provide consultation diagnosis services for 9 months.

Jan. 5, YTO trademark (“Dongfanghong” in Pinyin, meaning sunrise in the east) was acknowledged as the first China Well-known Trademark among all trademarks in China agricultural machinery industry by China Administration for Industry and Commerce.

Mar. 27, Hu Jintao, Vice President of China paid inspection visit to YTO GROUP.

June, YTO compact tractors were awarded as the “Reliable Use Products” for customers by China Quality Association and Clients Committee of China Farm Machinery Distribution Association for consecutively 7 years.

Sept. 4, 4 units of YTO tractors were extended to the King of Thailand by President Jiang Zemin as the State Premiere Presents.

Apr. 18, No. 3 Tractor Assembly Factory for the specialized production of hi-powered wheeled tractors was officially inaugurated in YTO GROUP.

Sept. 1, Mr. Li Keqiang, Vice Secretary of Henan Provincial Party Committee of CPC, Deputy Governor of Henan Province, visited YTO GROUP.

May 8, the Conference on the Founding of the First Tractor Company Limited was held.

June 23, H-share of First Tractor Co. Ltd. was listed in Hongkong Stock Exchange.