MILESTONES

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

Nissan/Datsun became the best selling model in Malaysia.

 

1974

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

1976

Assembly plant in Segambut began operations.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2007

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

2009

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

2010

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

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

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