Milestones

History of Tan Chong

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
1959

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

1970
1970

Nissan/Datsun became the best selling model in Malaysia.

1974
1974

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

1976
1976

Assembly plant in Segambut began operations.

1976

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
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.

2006

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

2007
2007

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

2009
2009

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

2010
2010

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

2010

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

2010

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 inaugurated 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.

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.

2013

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

2013

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.

2017
2017

Tan Chong celebrates its 60th Anniversary. Tan Chong Motor Assemblies achieved production of 1,000,000 Nissan vehicles from 1976 to February 2017.

2018
2018

Established a second 3S centre at Yangon, Myanmar

2018

Sole and Exclusive rights to distribute King Long Coach in Vietnam

2018

Sole and Exclusive rights to distribute King Long Coaches and Buses in Malaysia.


Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad

Tan Chong Motor Holdings Berhad