Local firm to ship cars to other SE Asian countries

Update: February, 27/2015 - 08:12

The Quang Nam-based car maker plans to provide 1,500 public, sleeper/seater buses – claiming a 95 per cent market share – to the market this year. — Photo baoquangnam

QUANG NAM (VNS) — The Truong Hai Automobile Company (Thaco) plans to export locally manufactured vehicles to Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos as part of its strategy this year.

Director of Thaco's sales department Mai Phuoc Nghe told Biz Hub that buses, dump trucks and light trucks are major products for the new export markets.

"The sale of locally manufactured automobiles in the future is a possibility following a market survey over the past few years. We shipped the first batch of Mazda cars to Laos in 2013 to assess the market," Nghe said.

He pointed out that the new market will boost the sales of bus models from 1,300 units in 2014 to 1,800 buses this year. — VNS