Thanh Cong Group partners with Hyundai

Friday, Sep 29, 2017 09:08

Representative of Hyundai Group and Thanh Cong Group demonstrate their co-operation at the opening ceremony of Hyundai-Thanh Cong Commercial Vehicle joint venture. — Photo VNA

Thanh Cong Group has officially signed a new joint venture with South Korea’s Hyundai Group to manufacture and distribute commercial vehicles in Viet Nam.

With the launch of the joint venture, which is named Hyundai Thanh Cong Commercial Vehicle (HTCV), Thanh Cong Group has become the only company in Viet Nam to manufacture, assemble and distribute all models of Hyundai cars.

Ik Tae Kim, CEO of HTCV, said with this co-operation, Hyundai and Thanh Cong were working together to create a unified brand name" Hyundai" in Viet Nam.

According to Kim, setting up the new joint venture in the field of commercial vehicles is part of Hyundai Motor’s expansion strategy in the global market. The Southeast Asia region has always been considered an important market for future growth as other regional markets show signs of saturation.

Before the new deal, the production and distribution of commercial vehicles under the Hyundai brand were carried out by different units, creating variance in the market. The HTCV joint venture was founded to create uniform quality for customers in Viet Nam.

Chairman of Thanh Cong Group, who is also Chairman of HTCV joint venture, Nguyen Anh Tuan said that the Hyundai commercial vehicle manufacturing and assembling plant would be located in a large-scale automobile manufacturing complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

The first phase of manufacturing in the plant will be carried out in an area of ​​25 hectares, with an estimated production capacity of about 12,000 passenger cars and buses and about 30,000 trucks per year.

“With available potential, experience, investment and technology transfer of Hyundai Group, our products will not only ensure the design and global quality but also competitive price,” said Tuan.

Hyundai Group will transfer its most modern machinery and equipment to HTCV to help it meet the demand of the global exports.

Thanh Cong Group now has three joint ventures with Hyundai Group, including joint ventures in the fields of elevators and passenger cars as well as commercial vehicles. — VNS

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