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A Timeline of Asco Motors
Burns Philip commenced operations in the South Pacific.
Burns Philip (South Sea) limited established it registered office at the corner of Rodwell Road & Prince St in Suva.
Burns Philip erected the building on Rodwell Road that became a landmark tourists & residents alike.
Burns Philip established staff Provident Fund for staff retirement.
Tiara Passenger vehicle the first Toyota unit shipped to Fiji Islands.
Automotive Supplies Company Limited, a franchise of Burns Philip began operations in Nasoki St, Lautoka in March. Suva Operations began in July of the same year.
124 Toyota units shipping from Japan to Fiji including Land Cruisers, FA Trucks, Toyoace, Crown and Dyna models.
Fiji Independence was granted from the United Kingdom.
Automotive Supplies Company Limited operations moved from Lautoka to Raiwaqa.
Development of new Motor Spare Parts Centre in Walu bay.
Showroom, spare parts & service opened at Walu Bay.
Record number of Toyota sales in 1981 with 1,634 units sold.
Cyclone Oscar hits Fiji causing over $USD 70 million in damage.
Company registered under trading name Asco Motors.
Redevelopment of the Lautoka branch.
Introduction of the very popular Land Cruiser 80 Series.
Burns Philip and Toyota Tsusho Corporation enter into equal share joint venture.
Opening of the current Suva showroom & office complex in Nabua.
Opening of Toyota Training Centre in Nabua.
The Nadi Branch and surrounding complex is opened for business.
Toyota Tshusho Corporation (Japan) purchased the remaining 50% shares of TTSPH from Burns Philip.
Introduction of Prado, Camry and Rav4 models to the Fijian market.
Introduction of the popular Toyota Echo model (predicessor to the Yaris) introduced to Fiji.
Introduction and launch of the Australian made Toyota Camry into the Fijian market.
The 7th generation Toyota Hilux utility is launched in the South Pacific.
Renovation of Fixed Operations Customer Centre in Nabua completed.
Asco Motors launch the Yamaha Centre at the Suva Yacht Club.
Yamaha Centre at the Suva Yacht club closes after 2 years of fine trading from this location. 2012 also sees Fiji hit by
the worst flooding in Fiji history prompting authorities to declare a natural state of disaster for the island of Viti Levu.