Milestones

1957

1957

Tan Chong & Co, a partnership of the Tan brothers, was appointed sole distributor of Nissan/Datsun in Malaysia, the first Japanese car sold in Malaysia.

1959

The Tan brothers incorporated their partnership business into a limited company.

1970

1970

Nissan/Datsun became the best selling model in Malaysia.

1974

Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad was listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange.

1976a

1976

Assembly plant in Segambut began operations.

1976b

The late Chairman Tan Sri Tan Yuet Foh with the first Nissan Roll-Off in 1976.

1977

1977

Assembly and marketing of Nissan Diesel trucks and buses.

1993


Segambut Assembly Plant received
ISO 9002 (Quality Systems) certification, the first motor assembly plant in
South-East Asia to be accredited.

1994

1994

Export of locally-assembled Nissan C22 Vanette to East
Asia countries such as Papua New Guinea, Brunei,
Fiji and Bangladesh.

2003

2003

A Master Agreement with Renault S.A.S.
in respect of manufacturing, marketing
and servicing of Renault cars in Malaysia.

Joint venture in Thailand via TC Capital (Thailand) Company Ltd for provision of equipment leasing.

2004

2004

In less than 15 months the Kangoo CKD went from project
to reality. Renault and TC Euro Cars Sdn Bhd inaugurated the locally-assembled
Kangoo in Malaysia.

This investment of locally-assembled Kangoo constitutes the
first CKD production for Renault in the ASEAN region.

2006

2006

Ground breaking ceremony on 28 February 2006 for the new plant at Serendah, Selangor.

2006b

Opened the first overseas after-sales service centre in Cambodia under the brand name of E-Garage.

2007a

2007

Serendah Plant started production and rolled out the first model, Nissan Latio.

2009b

2009

Serendah Assembly Plant received ISO 14001 (Environmental Management Systems) and ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) certifications.

2010a

2010

Appointment as sole and exclusive distributor for Nissan vehicles in the Kingdom of Cambodia and Lao People’s Democratic Republic.

2010b

Ground breaking ceremony on 30 June 2010 for the Group’s first overseas vehicle assembly plant in Danang, Vietnam.

2010c

Signing of agreement on 22 September 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam to acquire 74% charter capital in Nissan Vietnam Co Ltd.

2011

2011

Infiniti, the luxury division of Nissan Motor Co. was introduced in Malaysia under Inspired Motor Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between Edaran Tan Chong Motor Sdn Bhd and Auto Dunia Sdn Bhd.

2013

2013

Completion of the Da Nang, Vietnam Plant with first Nissan Sunny roll out in June 2013.

ETCM (Myanmar) Company Limited and Tan Chong Motor (Myanmar) Company Limited were incorporated.

Signing of Distribution Agreement with Nissan Motor Co Ltd for Nissan CBU vehicles in Myanmar.

Opening of the first Nissan showroom and E Garage in Yangon, Myanmar.

2013c

Opening of the first Nissan 3S centre at Kamayut Township, Myanmar.

2013e

Opening of the first Nissan showroom in Vientiane, Laos.

2014

2014

Opening of Infiniti boutique showroom in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.

Appointed as the exclusive distributor for Kawasaki CBU sports type motorcycles in Vietnam

 2015

2015

TC Motorcycles (Vietnam) Co., Ltd was officiated on 11 May 2015

Establishment of Regional Operating Headquarters (ROH) in Thailand

Appointed as the sole and exclusive distributor for locally-assembled Nissan vehicles in Myanmar

2016

2016

Signing of Land Lease Agreement with Bago Regional Government in February 2016

Establishment of TC Systems (Vietnam) Company Limited in Vietnam in April 2016

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2017

Tan Chong celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Tan Chong Motor Assemblies achieved production of 1,000,000 Nissan vehicles from 1976 to February  2017