Nissan to begin local assembly in Myanmar this year

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An update on Nissan’s Myanmar plans – the automaker says it will begin assembling cars in the republic later this year in partnership with Tan Chong Motor (TCM), having announced plans to build a manufacturing site in the country three years ago.

Nissan said it will initially assemble completely knocked-down Almera (known as the Sunny in that market) sedans at an existing TCM factory, before build eventually moves to a new 50-acre facility in Bago, which is located 80 km northeast of Yangon.

The new plant, which is due to come online in 2018, will have a workforce of approximately 300 and a production capacity of 10,000 units at full production. To prepare for the initial assembly, 200 employees are being trained at the TCM plant in Malaysia as part of a knowledge-transfer initiative that will provide the local workforce with the necessary skills, the automaker said.

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Nissan and Tan Chong will also work to enhance and expand the entire business network in the republic, which currently includes a branch office and dealers in Yangon. Sales in Myanmar began in 2013, and the current product lineup in the country includes the X-Trail, Teana (Altima), Navara and NV350 Urvan, with local production adding the Almera to the lineup.

In November last year, Tan Chong Motor (Myanmar) and Nissan signed a five-year distribution agreement. That same month, TCM stated its plans to expand its Myanmar business, saying it would be investing US$50 million (RM211 million) over the next three years.

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  • Jemput turun on Feb 18, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    “Kalau xsuka boleh balik Myanmar”

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    • Except for rohingya. Penang kata mai mai sini

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      • Same L0rrrr on Feb 19, 2016 at 2:20 am

        Nissan entering Myanmar market while Proton still dream big on UK market. lol
        This is the difference between action and dreaming.

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  • Jaguh kampung on Feb 18, 2016 at 2:22 pm

    Siapa bapa industri automotif Myanmar sekarang?

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  • karam singh on Feb 18, 2016 at 6:10 pm

    it is amazing tan chong manage to set up Nissan in Vietnam and Myanmar, with a CKD plant as well. no doubt, 3 units a day production is not much but then fitting in well with the sales figure.

    Proton – under Hicom, under Petronas, under Khazanah, under DRB cant even do that.

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    • P1 setup CKD in Iran before (or was it Turkey?) & also have CKD partnership with Youngman in China. So u r wrong.

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  • Aero (Member) on Feb 18, 2016 at 8:34 pm

    Well done, my congrats to TCMH. But which TCM assembly plant will make the knock-down kits for the Burmese-market Sunny ? I’m guessing it’s the Vietnamese one… since it’s LHD ? But the Serendah one has better economies of scale, so who knows…

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