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The company Asia Motors Co. Ltd. began operations in 1965 in South Korea as a motor vehicle manufacturer of large and medium duty trucks as well as military vehicles, cars and jeeps for civilian use. They also manufactured motor vehicle components that were used in buses and many cars. Another company called Kia, owned 28.28% of the stock at the time and Asia Motors Australia later merged with Kia in 1999. At the time of writing, Asia Motors had no automobile production.
Another company called Asia Motors Australia, is still using the Asia Motors name but sources its products from other companies and countries. Asia Motors Australia began operations under the name of Ian H Campbell Pty Ltd. as a service organisation that specialised in light and heavy trucks and buses. In 1968 they were the first company in the southern hemisphere outside of the USA to open a caterpillar dealership and introduce a caterpillar product line to the Australian marketplace. Asia Motors Australia began providing advice to the Asia Motors Co Inc in 1981 on manufacturer refinements as well as the provision of the very first motor vehicle out of Korea to Australia. Over time the association between the two companies progressed with additional vehicles such as the Kia Ceres multipurpose truck, the Asia Combi Mini Bus, the 4x4 Asia Rocsta and, through Itochu, the Kia Mentor and Kia Sportage added to the product mix.
In 1985 the company was renamed to Kia and Asia Motors Australia, reflecting the exclusive distribution rights between the two companies. Distribution services included certification, importation, national distribution service, technical, support and spare parts back up in addition to building an extensive dealer network. There were many more evolutions in the relationship between these companies however after separation from Kia, Asia Motors Australia expanded its business activities by entering the Central European market and 1998.
There were a number of other associations and sales agreements over the years between Asia Motors Australia and a number of companies, allowing Asia Motors Australia to add motorbikes as well as buses and fire trucks to their lineup of vehicles that they sold into Central Europe, as well as into the Australian marketplace. With the extensive knowledge and experience that Asia Motors Australia has, the company is well-positioned in the extra in bus market to experience continuous control growth in the automotive field for many more years.
Asia Motors Australia has exclusive rights to manufacture such products as Winnebago, Outback Australia and Starwagon. Beginning in October 2003 Asia Motors Australia became the sole importer and distributor of Alexander Dennis products from England which allowed them to introduce Dennis fire trucks to the Australian marketplace. The company also imports and distributes Daelim motorbikes, and motor scooters and they will be increasing the range of cycles and expanding their network of dealers through the 2005, and 2006 time frame. Asia Motors Australia continues to be a successful motor industry player in Australia as well as in Central Europe.