OUR HISTORY

A STORY OF LONG-TERM GROWTH

LSH Auto International have a rich, successful history with deep roots.

Our operations in Mainland China commenced in 1993, with outlets opening in Shanghai (1993), Beijing (1994), Qingdao (1996), Xiamen (1997) and Xi’an (2003), thereby establishing our first-mover advantage. To date, continued expansion has extended our footprint to cover over 80 cities and more than 145 outlets in Mainland China. In Taiwan Region, the first Capital Motors Inc. showroom began operations in Taipei in 1969 and grew organically to reach Taichung (1975), Kaohsiung (1976), Tainan (1987) and Hualien (2010).

Our South Korea business was launched from Seoul in 1987 and subsequently expanded to the major cities of Busan (1998), Daejeon (1999), Incheon (2000) and Suwon (2004).

Building on our established presence in Mainland China, Taiwan Region and South Korea, LSH Auto International has grown to reach Europe and across the Asia-Pacific region. We organically entered Cambodia in 2015, and as well as expanded to Germany (2015), Australia (2015) and the UK (2016) via acquisitions of market-leading businesses.

Start
1960's

1969

Taiwan Region

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The first Capital Motors Inc. showroom began operations in Taipei

1970's

1975

Taiwan Region

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Mercedes-Benz operations expanded to Taichung

1976

Taiwan Region

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Mercedes-Benz dealership operations expanded to Kaohsiung

1980's

1987

South Korea

history

Mercedes-Benz dealership operations began in Seoul

Taiwan Region

Mercedes-Benz dealership operations expanded to Tainan

1990's
1990's

1993

Mainland China

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Entered Mainland China as regional distributor and retailer of Mercedes-Benz with outlets in Shanghai, Tianjin and Dalian

1994

Mainland China

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Mercedes-Benz dealership operations expanded to Beijing

1996

Mainland China

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Mercedes-Benz dealership operations expanded to Qingdao

1998

South Korea

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Mercedes-Benz dealership operations expanded to Busan

1999

Mainland China

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Mainland China’s first-ever Mercedes-Benz Autohaus established in Shanghai

2000's

2000

South Korea

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Mercedes-Benz operations expanded to Incheon

2004 - 2005

South Korea

Mercedes-Benz operations reached Suwon (2004)

Group

Achieved 50% coverage of Mercedes-Benz market in Korea and Taiwan Region

2011

Mainland China

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LSH Auto China officially rated one of Mainland China’s top five automotive dealers

2012

Mainland China

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Opened our world-first Mercedes-AMG Centre in Beijing

Mercedes-Benz outlets in Mainland China exceeded 100

2013

Group

Annual sales surpassed 100,000 for Mercedes-Benz new passenger vehicles

2015

Cambodia

Entered Cambodia as the first-ever official importer and retailer of Mercedes-Benz

Germany

Expanded into Germany via acquisitions in Erfurt, Arnstadt and Weimar, extending our footprint beyond Asia

Australia

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Acquired Mercedes-Benz outlets to enter Australia across Sydney and Brisbane

2015

Taiwan Region

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Launched the first AMG Performance Centre in Taiwan Region

Group

Incorporated LSH Auto International as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lei Shing Hong Limited to further streamline and strengthen the Mercedes-Benz retail operations in all markets

2016

UK

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Expanded into the UK by acquiring Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Manchester and Birmingham

Germany

Further growth of German business via acquisition of Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Leipzig, Dresden, Magdeburg, Rostock and Schwerin

Group

Annual sales surpassed 200,000 Mercedes-Benz new passenger vehicles

2017

Australia

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Opened the world’s first fully-integrated stand-alone AMG Performance Centre in Sydney

Further expansion into Australia with Mercedes-Benz dealerships in Melbourne

Group

Daimler AG became a 15% shareholder in LSH Auto International through an equity investment, elevating our cooperation to a new height

2017

South Korea

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First digitalised showroom launched in Seoul, exclusively showcasing Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Mercedes-AMG and Mercedes-Maybach

UK

The UK’s first dedicated Mercedes-AMG suite opened in Birmingham

Group

Total new and used car sales exceeded 287,000 units

Record year in top-line growth and bottom-line performance

Future

We drive the future of automobile retailing

The milestones above show:

Organic businesses - business operations, activities and sales performances since their establishments in each location

Recently acquired businesses - business operations, activities and sales performances after their acquisitions by LSH Auto International