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Jaguar Land Rover rolls into growing Myanmar market

Myanmar is witnessing something that few people could have imagined just two or three years ago: New, high-end automobiles are starting to hit the roads as the economy of the once-shunned country gains… Most of the vehicles on the streets of Yangon and other major cities are still either second-hand imports or ancient cars that […]

Nissan to invest more than US$ 200 million in Myanmar

YANGON—Nissan will invest more than US$ 200 million (Ks 197.4 billion) for an auto factory construction project to be built on 100 acres of land in the Bago Region, said Aye Tun from the United Diamond Motor Company (UDMC). The e-garage subsidiary of Malaysia-based Tan Chong Group, which is manufacturing and distributing Nissan brands, had […]

Nissan factory to be built in Bago Region

A Nissan car factory is being planned on 80 acres of land in Myanmar’s Bago Region, according to company sources. The local company, United Diamond Motors have been authorised as the official distributor in July this year. “Nissan will build its auto factory in Myanmar. Once the factory is built, it will start marketing its […]

Volkswagen service centre ready to open in Yangon

Volkswagen will open a service centre in Yangon this month through an agreement with Singapore-listed Yoma Strategic Holdings announced last week. The joint service deal was reached with Volkswagen through Yoma’s majority-held subsidiary German Cars Industry Company (GCI), according to a Yoma press release issued October 23. Set to commence before the end of the […]

Ford launches as govt revamps import rules

Industry observers said they welcomed the notice, which was obtained by The Myanmar Times last week, from the ministry’s Directorate of Trade outlining parameters for distributors to sell new cars in Myanmar though some added it is at most a first step and further clarification is required. Ford became one of the first among other […]

Myanmar’s power supply problems hurt growth

The opening up of Burma’s economy has generated feverish excitement among international investors. With a population of 60 million, a wealth of natural resources, and a need for just about everything, Burma, also known as Myanmar, is one of the world’s last untapped markets. And yet, while foreign direct investment has increased substantially since most […]

7.8% annual growth for 6 years seen for Myanmar auto market

Myanmar’s automotive market is likely to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 7.8 per cent from 2013-2019, driven by a growing economy, infrastructure development and increasing income. DushyantSinha, associate director for automotive practice, Asia-Pacific, at market researcher Frost & Sullivan said that real growth is likely to start only after 2014. Frost […]

Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn on Myanmar

Nissan is preparing plans to begin the assembly of vehicles in Myanmar. It’s been a politically troubled place with a small car market and plenty of used vehicles. However, recent political progress has ignited automotive market interest. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn believes it has good growth potential and could grow to 300,000 new cars a […]

ZNA and Dongfeng motor companies to penetrate Myanmar market

Yaung Ni Oo Services Company has held a ceremony to mark distribution of commercial, passenger and ferry vehicles from China based ZNA and Dongfeng motor companies on September 16. The company has an authorized dealer status from the Chinese companies. The buyers can purchase with installment system with AGD bank only in addition to cash […]

Myanmar Car Market: rushing in, but risks abound

“Sixty million people falling out of the sky – you’re not going to see that again in our generation,” quoted The Irrawaddy describing business opportunities in Myanmar. Investors including carmakers have been rushing to tap those opportunities. Nissan and Mercedes-Benz are the latest global OEMs to join Suzuki, Mitsubishi, Toyota, Ford, GM, Kia and Hyundai, […]