16:33 | 05/09/2017 Car & Motor
Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco) will export 230 sets of parts and components of the County bus to Kazakhstan from now to 2018.
|Thaco’s first bus parts and components shipment is exported to Kazakhstan from Chu Lai - Truong Hai Port - Photo: thacogroup.vn|
This is the second batch to be exported to Kazakhstan – part of the contract on exporting bus components and parts to Kazakhstan and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). Thaco did not disclose the export value.
The first batch of 30 sets of County bus components and parts, which were manufactured by Thaco Bus Manufacturing Company Limited, was shipped to Hyundai Trans Auto (HTA) in Kazakhstan as authorised by Hyundai Motor Company.
Thaco quoted its partner as saying that demand for the use of public vehicles in central Asian countries was rising, however the region’s products were unable to match the demand. The situation was challenging local automakers in Kazakhstan, along with opening cooperation opportunities for foreign businesses in meeting the demand of the local market and exports.
Thaco said its County bus components and parts will be installed with car chassis imported from South Korea. The completed built-up buses were being distributed in the local market and would be exported to other countries, including Russia and Belarus.
Director of Thaco Bus Nguyen Quang Bao said Thaco manufactured bus components and parts according to modern technologies, which had high level of automation, with facilities imported from Japan, Italy and the Republic of Korea. The manufacturing line coincided with international standards, meeting Hyundai Corporation’s global quality standards. After shipping bus components and parts, Thaco will send its engineers to HTA to train local engineers to install bus parts and control quality under the technology transferring contract signed between the two sides early this year.
Thaco has exported several components and parts, which were manufactured at the Chu Lai-Truong Hai Auto Manufacture and Assembly Complex, to the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Russia, Kazakhstan and Colombia for several years. These products are seat covers of Kia cars, components for specialised vehicles and semi-trailers, composite components and industrial molds.