IBM is to join with the Jialing Group, China's leading motorcycle producer, to build the country's first e-commerce platform in the motorcycle industry.

A letter of intent for the cooperation project was signed on July 10 in Chongqing, southwest China. Zheng Xiaocong, general manager of
IBM China Co., said the project would change the traditional
model of purchase, manufacture and sales in China's motorcycle
enterprises.

He Shibin, president of the Jialing Group, said the e-commerce platform would help his company reduce costs and improve efficiency.