7 Years in Laos and Growing Stronger
Left-Right: Dato’ Than Tai Hing, Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng, His Excellency Mr. Mohd Aini Atan, Mr. Johan Arief, Mr. Song Choon Beng, Mr. Loh Ling Howe, Mr. Lim Chee Khiang, Mr. Koh Keng Lay, Mr. Edmund Teh Ewe Keat & Mr. Hamdan Bin Salleh (back)
Tan Chong Motor (Lao) Sole Co., Ltd (“TCML”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad (Malaysia), is the Sole and Exclusive Distributor of Nissan vehicles in Laos PDR. With more than 7-years of motor vehicles Sales and Aftersales experience in Laos, TCML now has three branches, namely in Vientiane, Savannakhet and Pakse.
Tan Chong Group humbly began its automotive business in 1957 with the appointment as the sole distributor of Nissan/Datsun in Malaysia. Years later, it has grown into one of the largest national conglomerates involved in a myriad of business activities; from the assembly and distribution of motor vehicles and auto parts manufacturing to property development and IT as well as trading in various heavy machineries, industrial equipment and consumer products in Malaysia as well as in Thailand, Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam.
Having served Malaysian consumers for over three decades, Tan Chong Group has since spread its wings globally. Beginning in 2005, the Group had made significant inroads into the overseas market by expanding its automotive business operations overseas with the importation, distribution and assembly of motor vehicles in Vietnam, and the provision of automotive workshop services in Cambodia, Thailand and Myanmar.
In March 2010, Tan Chong Group entered into Distribution Agreements with Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan) that granted The Group the sole and exclusive rights to distribute completely built-up (CBU) Nissan brand vehicles for the Cambodia and Laos markets.
Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng, Senior Regional Director (Indochina) of Edaran Tan Chong Motor (Malaysia); Dato’ Than Tai Hing, Chairman of Tan Chong Motor Lao; Mr. Song Choon Beng, Managing Director of Tan Chong Motor Lao and Mr Lim Chee Khiang, Country Head of Tan Chong Motor Lao, briefed and showed the Malaysian Ambassador to Laos, His Excellency Mr. Mohd Aini Atan and his Second Secretary, Mr. Johan Arief on the background and future roadmap of Tan Chong Motor Lao and toured Nissan 3S Centre in Vientiane during their visit on 27th October.
L-Right: Dato’ Than Tai Hing, His Excellency Mr. Mohd Aini Atan, Dato’ Dr. Ang Bon Beng & Mr. Song Choon Beng
2017 marks a momentous milestone for Tan Chong Group as they celebrate its 60th Anniversary with an aspiration to build lifetime partnerships beyond 60 years with continuous footprints within the ASEAN region.
Tan Chong Motor Lao vows to continuously strengthen its market share through the expansion of network distributions and importation of Nissan Navara, Nissan Altima, Nissan Urvan, Nissan Civilian and the recently launched New Nissan X-Trail 2018 which was graced by His Excellency Mr. Mohd Aini Atan, Ambassador of Malaysia to the Lao PDR; Deputy Minister of Education and Sports of the Lao PDR as well as representative from Nissan Motor Asia Pacific (NMAP) and Tan Chong Motor (Malaysia).
7 YEARS IN LAOS AND GROWING STRONGER