We at PakWheels reported at the beginning of this year that Ministry of Industries and Production would give Brownfield status to Dewan Motors and Dewan Dachan Motors. And now Dewan Motors has announced in a notification to PSX, that it has been awarded Brown Field status by Engineering Development Board. Moreover, it is important to mention here that Dewan Motors is expected to start the production at the end of February, next month.
The special status has been given to Dewan Motors after the intervention of Ghulam Murtaza Khan Jaoi – Minister for Industries and Production. Additionally, Auto Industry Development Committee also took a unanimous decision in this regard.
Brownfield Investment is defined as revival of an existing assembly and/or manufacturing facilities, that is non-operational or closed on or before July 01, 2013 and the make is not in production in Pakistan since that date and that the revival is undertaken either independently by original owners or new investors or under joint venture agreement with foreign principal or by foreign principal independently through purchase of plant.
Currently, Dewan Motors sell few of BMW models, and all are CBUs. Previously, Dewan was assembling Hyundai and Kia cars. It is safe to say Dewan will be choosing some other foreign carmaker to work with this time around. It is possible they might even start assembling BMW cars locally but that is just wishful thinking.
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