First ‘Made in Bangladesh’ three-wheeler has an LPG-powered version

Runner Automobiles Plc has put into operation the first three-wheeler manufacturing plant in Bangladesh, which will produce the first three-wheeler autorickshaws in the country for the local and foreign markets.

The new facility, built on 10 acres of land at Bhaluka in Mymensingh, is expected to manufacture around 30,000 three-wheelers powered by LPG and CNG per year. The plan includes exporting products after meeting local demand.

At least 70% of each vehicle, including welding, chassis, body and quality control will be locally manufactured through technical collaboration with Indian automaker Bajaj Auto. The plant has created new employment opportunity for more than 300 people. For Bajaj Auto, it is their first three-wheeler factory outside of India.

“The launching of the first three-wheeler manufacturing plant in Bangladesh is a great leap forward. Different government agencies, Ministry of Industries and Ministry of Commerce have cooperated to make this dream come into a reality,” said Hafizur Rahman Khan, Chairman of Runner Group.

“Runner Automobiles Plc is the leading manufacturer and exporter in the motorcycle industry in Bangladesh. Following this, we entered the three-wheeler industry. Hopefully, we will achieve success in this industry like motorcycles,” commented Subir Chowdhury, Managing Director and CEO of Runner Automobiles.

“The Runner-Bajaj three-wheeler will be the means of communication for the people of the country. We are proud to contribute to the country’s economy with industrial development,” added Rahman Khan.

Source/Photo: Daily Observer

1 March 2023