In August 1889, Emperor GuangXu in Qing dynasty approved the memorial by Zhang Zhitong-governor of Guangdong and Guangxi, establishing Hubei Firearms Factory in Hanyang which became the cradle of the modern ordnance industry in China.

In 1914, the factory was renamed Hanyang Arsenal.

In 1939, the factory was moved to Chongqing, becoming the leading national defense factory during the resistance against Japanese aggression.

In April 1957, the second factory became state-owned and was renamed Jianshe Machine Tool Factory.

In March 1958, Mao Zedong-the chairman visited the factory.

In November 1965, Deng Xiaoping visited the factory.

In June 1980, the development and production of motorcycles was initiated.

In June 1982, it started the cooperation with Japanese Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. And two years later, CY80 type motorcycles were put into production.

In April 1991, Jiang Zemin-the general secretary inspected the factory.

In December 1991, the factory was restructured, establishing Jianshe Industries (Group) Co., Ltd. Later that month Yamaha (Japan) and Jianshe each invested 50% becoming JV partners. The new partnership Chongqing Jianshe Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. which was put into operation 1 year later.

? In May 1993, Jianshe signed a production agreement with NSK LTD on vehicle air condition compressor production.

By June 1994, the company had produced 1 million CY80 motorcycles in total.

In July 1995, Shenzhen North Jianshe Motorcycle Co., Ltd. formally was listed for transaction in Shenzhen Stock Exchange with 120 million stocks of shares. Jianshe Industries (Group) Co., Ltd was established in September within the same year.

In December 2001, cumulative production of motorcycles was 9 million units, and of vehicle air condition compressor was 0.35 million units.

In April 2004, it successfully purchased stock equities of China from Nanfang-Yamaha Motorcycle Company, and signed establishment agreement of Zhuzhou Jianshe Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. with Yamaha (Japan), making it as the largest partner of Yamaha in China.

In December 2008, Jiangshe new industrial park was completed with total investment of over 2 billion Yuan and floor space of 3000 mu land, with an annual production capacity of more than 1 million motorcycles and engines.