On 18 January, Nissan and Tan Chong Motors (Myanmar), announced that they would begin production of the Nissan Sunny in Myanmar.
Nissan and Tan Chong have agreed to work together on improving Nissanâ€™s product lineup and expansion of local production capabilities in Myanmar. The commencement of production in Myanmar serves as an important milestone for both companies and their plans for expansion within the Myanmar market. Moreover, this plan calls for production to be carried out at existing Tan Chong production factories in the area.
At the ceremony celebrating the beginning of production held in Yangon, persons of interest from both companies were present in addition to members of economic and automotive circles from both nations. Hiroshi Sanada, director of Nissanâ€™s Asia and Oceania Operations, commented that â€œWeâ€™re very happy that Nissan is set to become an important player in strengthening the automotive industry in Myanmar. Beginning production here serves as a big milestone for our efforts in the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and the rest of Asia and Oceania. We at Nissan hope to build a long-lasting and productive relationship with the people of Myanmar as well as to use our supply chain to bring more work and investments to the region.â€
[Translated by Bryce Clarke]