RMA Group opens Ford assembly facility in Myanmar
RMA Group, distributors for Ford in Myanmar, proudly announces that for the first time in Ford’s history, Ford vehicles will be assembled in Myanmar at the new Ford assembly plant in Yangon.
Known as Capital Motor Limited Assembly Plant, the purpose-built facility is a joint venture between RMA Group and Capital Automotive Ltd, a subsidiary of the Capital Diamond Star Group.
The 3.2 acre plant which includes 4000m2 building and Ford approved test track is geared up to produce 1 500 units annually and is the third knock down facility in Myanmar on small cars. Ford Motor Company have awarded the new facility full accreditation after a rigorous screening and evaluation process.
The facility has kicked off operations with the New Ford Ranger and All-New Ford Everest, available to customers in various specification and engine varieties.Â Both vehicles come with an industry leading 5 year/100000km manufacturer’s warranty.
â€œWe are extremely excited by the opening of our new plant, as we will now be manufacturing both Ford Ranger and Everest and making these more accessible to customers in Myanmar at very competitive prices. While up until now, the new Ranger and Everest vehicles were imported from Thailand, the investment in a new SKD (semi-knocked down) plant also provides added job opportunities, as well as operator skills training and technology transferâ€, says Chris Manley, Country Manager of RMA Myanmar.
Headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand, RMA Group is a global company which employs over 7,000 people and has an operational presence in 13 countries. RMA Group provides customer-driven, tailored solutions in automotive, infrastructure, engineering solutions, hospitality and financial services sectors for customers in post conflict and emerging markets through to fully developed markets.
For over 30 years, RMA Group has provided unequalled service in these areas, bringing innovation, integrity and enduring partnerships to support the needs of its clients worldwide. With its flagship 90,000m2 modification and distribution center in Thailand, as well as modification and assembly plants in five other countries, RMA Group is a world-class producer of modified light and heavy duty vehicles and is the Aid & Development distributor for Ford Motor Company worldwide. RMA Group provides extensive retail, parts distribution and after sales service globally, as well as assembly and re-assembly solutions for automobiles, heavy equipment and other machinery. As a long-standing partner of Ford Motor Company, RMA Group is the only Ford Qualified Vehicle Modifier (QVM) in Africa and Asia, an appointment it has held since 2005.
CDSG is one of Myanmar’s most respected and prominent conglomerates. CDSG can trace its roots back to a small trading business that started in the 1960s. Since then, CDSG has grown into a diversified conglomerate with a presence spanning different sectors: Food, Retail, Real Estate, Healthcare, Financial Services, Portfolio Investments. CDSG was selected as a Global Growth Company by the World Economic Forum in 2014.
ABOUT FORD MOTOR COMPANY
Ford Motor Company is a global automotive and mobility company based in Dearborn, Michigan. With about 202,000 employees and 62 plants worldwide, the company’s core business includes designing, manufacturing, marketing and servicing a full line of Ford cars, trucks and SUVs, as well as Lincoln luxury vehicles. To expand its business model, Ford is aggressively pursuing emerging opportunities with investments in electrification, autonomy and mobility. Ford provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford and its products and services, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.