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Thaco opens smart truck, bus showroom

Update: January, 29/2018 - 09:00
A bus is checked at a service centre of Trường Hải automobile company. — VNS Photo Công Thành
Viet Nam News

ĐÀ NẴNG — The Trường Hải Automobile Joint Stock Company (Thaco) officially inaugurated its first smart truck and bus showroom and service centre in the central city, offering convenient facilities for customers in the central region.

Thaco Chairman Trần Bá Dương stressed at the opening ceremony on Sunday that the centre will serve as an example for its mass development of smart showrooms in 40 provinces and cities nationwide by 2020.

The Đà Nẵng showroom and service centre, which was built in Hòa Vang District on a 2.6ha area with total investment of VNĐ142 billion (US$6.3 million), provides maintenance services using advanced technology for 200 buses and trucks each day.

“The centre – Thaco’s first of its kind in Việt Nam – aims to offer a comprehensive service for bus and truck models that Thaco has sold to customers in Việt Nam. We also build trust and guarantee top service among our agents and car users in nationwide,” Dương said.

“We offer services to locally made brands Foton, Fuso and Thaco bus in central Việt Nam, and Thaco plans to invest VNĐ6 trillion ($265 million) in the development of service centres through out Việt Nam in 2020,” he said.

He added that Thaco has developed 100 showrooms and 60 authorised agents in 63 provinces and cites.

The inauguration of the country’s first smart bus and truck showroom and service of local car maker, Thaco,in Đà Nẵng city. — VNS Photo Công Thành

According to the latest report, the local car maker sold nearly 90,000 cars in 2017, claiming 40 per cent market share of automobiles in Việt Nam.

Last year, Thaco launched the first made-in-Việt Nam bus factory at Quảng Nam Province’s Chu Lai-Trường Hải Industrial Complex with a capacity of 20,000 buses and minibuses a year, mostly for export.

The Quảng Nam-based auto maker has also developed a supporting industry zone with 24 plants producing spare parts and accessories for local use and export.

Thaco, in co-operation with Japan’s Mazda Motor Corporation, has developed a new Mazda factory – the second such Mazda facility in Quảng Nam Province, with a total investment of $380 million.

Thaco currently assembles and distributes South Korea’s Kia, Japan’s Mazda, France’s Peugeot and BMW models. — VNS


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