TD Cars (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd is a private limited company, which was incorporated in Malaysia in 1998. Its shareholders are mainly Malaysian businessmen (85%) and Australian businessmen (15%). The company's business activities center around the manufacture, distribution and sale of the TD2000 classic sports car made in Malaysia. In 1998, the company acquired the rights, intellectual properties and trade marks associated with the production of the TD2000 Roadster which was originally developed in Australia.

Managing Director

Edward Teo is a veteran of the Malaysian motor industry, having begun his career in the 1960s. Edward spent many years of his career with Borneo Motors, subsidiary of the Inchcape Group. He was among the first group of Malaysian executives whom Inchcape, a British concern, nurtured to become skilled in the motor trade. During his time with Borneo Motors, which distributed Toyota vehicles, Edward served as a director of the company.

During the 1980s, Edward was in the top management of leading Malaysian car companies and was involved in the import, assembly, marketing, sales and distribution of various Japanese and German makes. Always enthusiastic about cars, he was drawn to the TD2000, which he first saw in Australia in 1989. Upon learning that the company making it was available for sale, Edward gathered a group of investors to acquire the company and bring the TD2000 to Malaysia.

In the process, he also saw the wisdom of shifting production to Malaysia, thus initiating transfer of technology in line with the Malaysian government's expectations.

General Manager, Assembly Operations

Began his career in the automotive industry in 1973 upon his graduation.

Held various senior Malaysian positions at the Ford and Toyota motor vehicle assembly plants. As Process Engineer at the Toyota Assembly Plant, his main responsibilities include planning the introduction of new models, development of local content items, floor improvement programmes, trouble shooting, etc.

In 1985, was engaged as Senior Manager, responsible for CKD vehicle assembly operations of Audi, Volkswagen, Subaru, Nissan Motor and Nissan Diesel vehicles in Malaysia. Responsibilities included overseeing the contract assembly / introduction of new vehicle models, scheduling the assembly of existing models, CKD stocks, orders and their import formalities, coordination of local content development programmes and liaison work with Principals.

From 1996 until his retirement in 2002, he was appointed as Audi AG’s Representative, CKD/SKD projects, South East Asia, reporting to Audi AG’s International Vehicle Manufacturing Department in Germany. The countries in South East Asia which he covers include Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines.

Joined TD Cars (Malaysia) in June 2003 and is responsible for the coordination / production of TD2000 vehicles for local sale and for export. His invaluable experiences and guidance will be of tremendous benefit to the company.

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