Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad revealed in a filing with Bursa Malaysia on the 12th of November 2010 that it has successfully obtained approval for its Manufacturing License application for a new factory at the Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park in Sabah under its wholly own subsidiary, TC Manufacturing Company (Sabah) Sdn Bhd.

The Manufacturing License allows vehicles with engine capacities of 1,800cc and above, with OTR prices of not less than RM150,000. It allows the manufacturing and assembly of luxury passenger vehicles as well as the manufacturing and assembly of commercial vehicles. According to Tan Chong, TCMC Sabah will be manufacturing/assembling 4WD vehicles at the new Kota Kinabalu Industrial Park plant, to be set up at a cost of RM285 million. The site will sit on 50 acres of land and the factory has a planned annual output of 3,000 units per annum.

It’s not known to us at this point what vehicles will be made at the new plant, perhaps more will be revealed later!