The government of Pakistan has given permission to 8 new automakers to set up their assembly and manufacturing plants in the country, revealed by Mr. Asim Ayaz Deputy Manager General of Engineering Development Board (EDB) of Pakistan at the open hearing organized by Competition Commission of Pakistan in a bid to discuss competition and consumers issues. Moreover, 7 applications are under review, he further added.
With many new entrants coming to Pakistan the gap between demand and supply of cars will not be an issue in coming years. The companies will not only manufacture commercial vehicles but also passenger cars as well, he stated at the open hearing.
The general manager didn’t mention all the entrants whose application has been granted for setting up new manufacturing plant; however, according to our research, below mentioned are the companies which are setting up new assembly and manufacturing plant in Pakistan.
- Kia-lucky Motors
- United Motors
- Regal Automobile
- Khalid Mushtaq Motors
- Sazgar Engineering Works
- Changan in collaboration with Master Motors. The company is building assembly plant from where it will assemble and sell Changan’s vehicles in Pakistan.
Aside from the companies which are building new plants to introduce their cars, there are also other companies which are gearing up to launch new vehicles in the country, which are as follow:
- Ghandhara Nissan (Datsun, JAC vehicles and Renault trucks)
- Dewan-Daehan ( The company has already launched Daehan Shehzore)
- SsangYong in collaboration with Dewan-Daehan
While talking at the meeting Mr. Asim also asserted that Ford might also come to Pakistan, which is indeed a surprising and at the same time a good news for the local industry. Additionally, Haier Group might also launch their vehicles.
The auto policy 2016-21 indeed seems to be revolutionary for the automobile industry and it seems that the monopoly of local Japanese automakers will soon end in Pakistan.
This list of the new entrants is based on our findings, if you have more add, please comment below.