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history
1972
Sime Darby Motors acquired BMW Concessionaires (HK) Ltd, the sole importer and distributor of BMW cars and motorcycles in Hong Kong and Macau
1979
Performance Motors Ltd (PML) gained dealership rights of BMW cars and motorcycles in Singapore
1981
Pernas Sime Darby Holdings acquired a 49% interest in Ford Motor Company of Malaysia Sdn Bhd
1981
Tractors Singapore Ltd. was appointed sole distributor of Land Rover and Range Rover vehicles and parts in Singapore. It also became the franchise holder for Ford passenger cars and commercial vehicles in Singapore
1981
Land Rover Malaysia Sdn Bhd, the sole franchise holder in Malaysia and Brunei was set up by Pernas Sime Darby Holdings and Land Rover Ltd of the UK
1982
Sime Darby Motors entered the hire and drive business through the setting up of Hertz franchise for Malaysia and Brunei
1982
The first Mercedes Benz 280SE and the first locally assembled Land Rover was rolled out from the Associated Motor Industry (AMI) Shah Alam assembly plant
1986
Sime Darby Hong Kong Ltd acquired sole distributorship rights for the Suzuki motor vehicle franchise in Hong Kong and Macau
1987
Sime Darby Hong Kong Ltd acquired sole distributorship rights for the BMW motor vehicle franchise in Hong Kong and Macau
1987
Auto Bavaria Sdn Bhd, a member of the Pernas Sime Darby Group was appointed authorised sole importer and distributor of BMW products in Malaysia
1991
The first Malaysian assembled BMW 730iL rolled out of the AMI assembly plant, making Auto Bavaria the first BMW importer to assemble the vehicle outside Germany
1994
Sime Darby Motors entered China with the acquisition of distribution rights for the BMW motor vehicle franchise in the Guangdong and Hainan provinces. The first multistorey motor service centre was also set up in Shenzhen. This was quickly followed by the opening of the then largest motor showroom in Hainan
1997
Regent Motors Ltd, distributor of Ford and Land Rover vehicles in Singapore, attained ISO 9002 certification
1997
Universal Cars Ltd in Hong Kong was awarded ‘The Best Performance Distributor’ by Mitsubishi Motors Corporation for excellent sales of the Mitsubishi Galant
1997
Performance Motors Ltd in Singapore won the BMW AG award for achieving the highest sales for BMW worldwide
1998
The after sales parts and service centres for Mitsubishi, Ford, Suzuki and Alfa Romeo were consolidated under a new company, Sime Darby Motor Services Ltd, to improve customer service
1998
The Auto Bavaria division of Tractors Malaysia moved into its new premises – a 12-vehicle display showroom with a 52-bay service and repair centre designed by BMW, in Selangor, Malaysia
1998
Sime Darby’s foray into the New Zealand motor market began with an 80% acquisition of Continental Car Services Ltd, a multi-franchise dealership based in Auckland
1999
The New Discovery was officially rolled out of the Selangor, Malaysia assembly plant, making it the first Land Rover vehicle ever to be assembled outside its home base in the UK
1999
Sime Darby Motor Services Ltd was awarded ISO9001: 1994 Quality Management System
2002
Sime Darby Australia Ltd acquired the Corefleet business
2001
Sime Darby was appointed distributor of Peugeot Motors vehicles in Australia and New Zealand by Automobiles Peugeot
2002
Sime Darby Motor Services Ltd. was accredited with the OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System
2003
The Sime Darby Group officially announced the establishment of a new company, BMW Malaysia Sdn Bhd, a joint venture between BMW Group and Auto Bavaria Sdn Bhd
2003
Sime Darby Hong Kong Ltd. was renamed Sime Darby China Ltd. and its regional headquarters relocated from Hong Kong to Beijing, China. The move was to represent the Group’s presence and to capitalise on the promising growing business opportunities in China
2004
Sime Darby Motors foray into New Zealand began with an investment in the truck business, involving the distribution of Mack, Renault and Hino brands. The investment also added new brands to the group’s retail business including Nissan, Mitsubishi, Kia and Suzuki
2005
Sime Darby Motors finalised the acquisition of Hyundai businesses in Malaysia from Berjaya Group, adding the Hyundai brand to its existing marques
2005
Sime Darby Auto Italia Sdn Bhd launched its first 3S (sales, service, spare parts) centre in Malaysia
2006
Shanghai Sime Darby Motor Commerce Company Ltd was incorporated in China as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sime Darby Motor Group (HK) Ltd. The company is primarily involved in the retail of automobiles by Rolls- Royce Motor Cars Ltd
2007
Sime Darby Motors acquired Ford Malaysia Sdn Bhd, Land Rover (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd, Auto Bavaria Sdn Bhd, Sime Darby Automobiles Sdn Bhd (now known as Sime Darby Auto Connexion Sdn Bhd) and the Auto Bavaria businesses from Tractors Malaysia Motor Holdings Sdn Bhd
2008
Sime Darby Motor Group (Australia) Pty Ltd (now known as Sime Darby Ssang Yong (Australia) Pty Ltd acquired the Ssang Yong distribution business in Australia
2009
Sime Darby Hyundai Sdn Bhd acquired the remaining 60% equity interest in Oriental-Hyundai Sdn Bhd, making it a subsidiary Sime Darby Berhad
2010
Sime Darby Motors became the retailer of Lamborghini vehicles in China
2010
Sime Darby Auto Performance Sdn Bhd commenced operations as the distributor and retailer of Porsche branded motor vehicles, spare parts, and accessories including provision of related services in Malaysia
2010
Sime Darby Motors added the Jaguar and Land Rover marques to its retail business in China
2011
A new Porsche Centre in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was officially launched in March
2011
The McLaren brand joined the list of luxury marques under Sime Darby Motors business in Hong Kong
2012
Inokom launched its own Vendors Park to support its expanding production
2012
Rolls-Royce’s Macau dealership commenced operations
2012
Sime Darby Motors Thailand expanded its retail operation for Ford
2013
Sime Darby Motors appointed as the sole Citroen distributor for Australia and New Zealand
2013
Inokom commenced assembly of Mazda vehicles for export to Thailand
2013
McLaren began operations in Shanghai and Malaysia
2013
Sime Darby Motors acquired Europe Automobiles Corporation, the official BMW and MINI importer and distributors for Vietnam and was appointed the sole Kia distributor in Taiwan
2013
Appointed as sole distributor and dealer of McLaren vehicles in Malaysia
2014
Acquired Brisbane BMW Group in Australia
2014
Entered into a JV with Sisma Auto Sdn Bhd and obtained sole distributorship of Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles in Malaysia
2015
A new BMW 5S Centre was officially opened in Chongqing, China, the latest city to be represented by Sime Darby Motors
2016
A new Porsche Parramatta Centre in Sydney, Australia was officially launched in December
2017
A new Porsche Centre in Penang,Malaysia was officially launched in March
2017
Sime Darby Motors added the Fiat and Alfa Romeo marques with the acquisition of a dealership in Brisbane, Australia
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