Unimo Enterprises Ltd which is a fully owned subsidiary of United Motors Lanka PLC, markets a range of automotive brands ranging from Perodua compact cars from Malaysia, Zotye mid-sized SUV’s and JMC commercial vehicles from China and Yokohama tyres from Japan.
The company which has been in operation for over a decade has built good relationships with their key stakeholder which today has made the company a household name.
Unimo Enterprises Ltd has also successfully secured its self within the auto assembly industry to assemble the Zotye brand while it has also made arrangements to expand its operations to accommodate the assembly of some of the other brands marketed by the company.
The company’s branch network is strategically located in Anuradapura, Kandy, Kurunegala, Matara, Nugegoda, Nuwara Eliya, Ratnapura, Kelaniya and Jaffna. While its Yokohama tyre operation distributes its range of products through thirty key dealers located around island.
Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd, Malaysia
This company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perusahaan Otomobil Kedua Sdn Bhd (PERODUA) which was established in 1993 and sells, markets and distributes Perodua vehicles, also providing after sales services and spare parts. Operations commenced in early 1994 and the first vehicle, the popular Perodua Kancil was introduced to the Malaysian market in August 1994. A range of vehicles such as the Perodua Rusa, Kembara, Kenari, Kelisa, Myvi, Viva and Axia have since rolled out of the Perodua plant.
SAIC Motor - China
SAIC Motors is a state-owned automotive design and manufacturing company with its headquarters in Shanghai, China, which also has multinational operations. The company manufactures and sells passenger cars and commercial vehicles and is one of the “Big Four” state-owned Chinese automakers. The company had the largest production volume of any Chinese automaker in 2014, and manufactured more than 4.5 million vehicles during the year.
The historic MG brand continues with its rich heritage of 90 years, backed by SAIC Motors.
SAIC Motors is also ranked 103rd among the Fortune 500 for the ninth time Among its group companies, SAIC Motor Passenger Vehicle Company, Shanghai Volkswagen, Shanghai General Motors, SAIC-GM-Wuling are the passenger car producers while SAIC Motor Commercial Vehicle Company, Nanjing Auto Corporation, Sunwin and SAIC-IVECO Hongyan Commercial Vehicle Company manufacture vans, buses and trucks
Zotye Automobile Co. Ltd., China
Zotye Automobile Co. Ltd., is a Public Limited Liability Company, listed on the Hongkong Stock Exchange and is the fifth largest manufacturer of SUVs in China.
In 2007, Jiangnan Automobile Co., Ltd. was merged into the Zotye Holding Group. Jiangnan Automobile Co., Ltd. is the only sedan car manufacturer in Hunan, China, and manufactures the popular classic model sedan car, Alto. The Nomad compact SUV is also a product of Zotye Automobile Co. Ltd. The International overseas business is managed by Zotye International Automobile Co., Ltd. The Zotye Holding Group is in the process of reforming manufacturing techniques to upgrade Jiangnan Automobile Co., Ltd. and plans to launch eight models within the next three years.
Jiangxi Motors Import and Export Co. Ltd., China
Jangling Motors Import & Export Co. Ltd, was established in 1993, and serves clients from Africa, Middle East and Central and South America. The Company has a variety of products including light duty trucks, pickups, BUVs (business utility vehicles) and SUVs. The JMC range of commercials vehicles are manufactured by Jiangling ISUZU Motors Co. Ltd. and marketed by Jiangling Motors Co. Ltd., and ranked 25th among the top 500 industrial companies in China. Jiangling Motors Co. Ltd., is a Public Limited Liability Company, with the Jiangling Holding Group and Ford Motor Company of USA as its major shareholders. Jiangling ISUZU Motors Co. Ltd., manufactures JMC vehicles and is a subsidiary of Jiangling Motors Co. Ltd., a joint venture between Jiangling Motors Co. Ltd. and ISUZU Motors Ltd. of Japan. The company caters to the top end of the commercial vehicle segment in the massive Chinese market.
JMC’s strongest product line is its light truck range.
Chongqing Yuan Group Imp. & Exp. Co. Ltd.
Chongqing Yuan group is a subsidiary of the renowned Dongfeng Group of China, the second largest vehicle manufacturer in China and sells almost 2 million vehicles annually, which represents a 10.8% share of the Chinese marketplace. The Group is considered one of the first companies in China to commence mass scale vehicle production as far back as 1930. Today, the Dongfeng Group has strategic ventures with world renowned automobile manufacturers such as KIA of Korea, Honda, Nissan of Japan and Peugeot of France.
A joint venture between DFM (Dongfeng Motor Group, China) and the Sokon Motor Group formed DFSK which operates six manufacturing sites within China, producing mini vans, motorcycles as weel as ATVs and shock absorbers, car spare parts and auto engines. Today, the DFSK mini truck is one of China’s most sought after mini trucks.
Brilliance Auto Group
Officially known as HuaChen Group Auto Holding Co., Ltd., is a Chinese automobile manufacturer headquartered in Shenyang, Liaoning, China. The company manufactures a range of products for the automotive industry, including automobiles, microvans, and automotive components, but its principal activity is the design, development, manufacture and sale of passenger cars under the Brilliance brand.
From January 2010, the Group’s operating segments were divided primarily into the manufacture and sale of minibuses and automotive components. Its commercial vehicle brands include Jinbei and Granse minibuses as well as Huasong premium MPVs. In 2003, the Group established a joint venture with BMW, BMW Brilliance Automotive Ltd., to produce BMW 3-series and 5-series sedans in China. BMW Brilliance also commenced production and sale of BMW SUVs in China in early 2012. In November 2013, BMW Brilliance launched ZINORO 1E, its first new energy vehicle in China. At the end of 2014, the BMW joint venture introduced the very first China-produced BMW new energy vehicle, the 5-series long-wheelbase plug-in hybrid model. In 2015, BMW Brilliance sold 287,073 BMW vehicles and the Group sold 58,023 minibuses. The Group is also manufactures diesel engines and gasoline engines for use in minibuses, sedans, SUVs and light duty trucks, as well as automotive components, including window mouldings, strips, axles and stamped parts.
Yokohama Rubber Company Limited, Japan - (Yokohama)
Yokohama manufactures world renowned Yokohama tyres, and was established in 1917. The company celebrates a century next year, in 2017. Yokohama tyres are selected by almost all vehicle manufacturers in Japan as an original tyre for brand new vehicles.