Business as usual at Suzuki facility in Yangon

The Suzuki company in Thilawa Special Economic Zone is operating as usual despite rumors circulating on February 2 that the automotive factory had shut down. Social media posts stating that the car manufacturer had ceased operations amid political unrest in the country went viral but a representative from the Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Management […]

Yangon Suzuki plant ceases manufacturing as space runs out

Japanese car maker Suzuki Motor Corporation will temporarily close its manufacturing facilities in Yangon from December 1. With initial vehicle registrations suspended since September to avoid physical crowds at the Road Transport Administration Department’s (RTAD) offices, car sales have also stalled, and Suzuki Thilawa Motor Co. Ltd and Suzuki Myanmar Motor Co. Ltd will temporarily […]

“One of our challenges working here is implementing the CKT system. But challenges exist everywhere. We believe we can find solutions, together with the government of Myanmar, when we face any challenge.”

Suzuki has a factory in the Thilawa industrial zone, and another factory in South Dagon established in 1999. So, that makes two factories. The factory in Thilawa produced 11,000 units in 2019. We are currently only producing for the local market in Myanmar, so we have no exports yet. I want to talk about market […]

Suzuki to build new plant in Myanmar

Suzuki Thilawa Motor Co Ltd, Suzuki Motor Corp’s subsidiary for assembly and sales of automobiles in Myanmar, will construct a new automobile plant that will conduct welding, painting, and assembly of automobiles, Suzuki Motor announced on Monday. Suzuki Thilawa is currently assembling vehicles from semi knocked down (SKD) kits where partially assembled parts of a […]

Yoma Car Share offers easy car rental service

Renting a car either for a short drive or long-term has never been easier with Yoma Fleet’s Yoma Car Share daily vehicle rental service. With just a few clicks and online registration including a photo of the front and back of your driver’s licence, you can “reserve, drive, and return” your car. Yoma Car Share, […]

Toyota to build first Myanmar assembly plant in Thilawa

Japan’s Toyota Group will start building an assembly plant in Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ) this year, according to a Myanmar Times source. Toyota Motor Corp, the automobile branch of Toyota, will invest several billion yen for the facility to manufacture pick-up trucks through semi-knockdown (SKD) production for the Myanmar market. An official announcement will […]

Yangon chief minister calls for auto production efforts for global market

Myanmar must make efforts to manufacture a whole car and penetrate the international market, said Yangon Region chief minister Phyo Min Thein at the first international automobile show held in the Inya Lake Hotel compound on February 23. He laid out the government’s preparations for facilitating car imports as well as giving opportunities for domestic […]

Myanmar auto portal on fast track amid surging demand

THOUGH the lack of stable automobile policies in Myanmar is holding back the potential for an auto boom, CarsDB.com, the nation’s largest automobile marketplace, is confident it will be able to maintain its annual two-fold growth in revenue, according to Wai Phyo Kyaw, co-founder and chief operating officer of the company. “Since the past three […]

Suzuki launches new Swift, targets younger buyers

Suzuki Myanmar Motor Company yesterday launched its latest generation Suzuki Swift in the country. The new Suzuki Swift is the Japanese car maker’s global flagship compact car and the third generation of the model which was assembled locally under the semi-knocked-down system. Since 1998, Suzuki has operated a factory in South Dagon township, Yangon. Earlier […]

Toyota sees rising demand despite inability to issue Yangon license

Toyota Motors is seeing demand rise for its imported automobiles despite the inability to issue Yangon license plates allowing car owners to legally park in the notoriously congested city. The Japanese car maker yesterday launched the new Toyota Rush in Myanmar, where it hopes to sell up to 80 new units of the Rush within […]