Germany-based Mercedes-Benz and Japan-based Mitsubishi Fuso will soon open their showroom and auto service centres in Yangon, Aung Moe Kyaw, chairperson of their local partner Internatioanl Beverages Trading Company Group (IBTC) Group, said on Wednesday.
IBTC has joined hands with Singapore-based Jardine Cycle & Carriage (JC&C) to launch the showroom and service centres as Diamler AG, manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz cars and Fuso trucks, appointed JC&C as their authorized distributor and service provider in Myanmar.
Next month, their first service centre will open on Kabaraye Pagoda road in Mayangone township. Mercedes-Benz showroom and another service centre will follow but towards the end of this year, Aung Moe Kyaw said.
He said, “With JC&C, I am proud to introduce Mercedes-Benz to Myanmar… I believe Mercedes-Benz will be successful in the luxury car market of Myanmar.”
Wolfgang Huppenbauer, President and Chief Executive Officer of Daimler South East Asia Pte Ltd, said the market entry with JC&C into Myanmar is a further step towards a market expansion in South East Asia.
JC&C Managing Director Alex Newbigging said Myanmar has potential to develop and entering Myanmar market will prove their accountability in the region.
Diamler AG manufactures Mercedes-Benz, Mercedes AMG, Smart, Freightliner, Western Star, Thomas Built Buses, Setra, BharaBenz and Mitsubishi Fuso.
JC&C operates in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Vietnam, and focuses on distribution and servicing the well branded automobiles such as Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Honda and KIA.
IBTC, founded in 1995, is a company of fast moving consumer goods in Myanmar. Its beverages including Grand Royal Whisky are successful in the local market.