North Korean Car Brands
Chongjin Bus Works
Headquarters: North Korea
The company is engaged in the production of buses and trolleybuses, including the most famous solar-powered trolleybus – Jipsam 86.
Kim Jong Tae Locomotive Works
Founded: 10 November 1945
Headquarters: Sŏsŏng-guyŏk, P’yŏngyang, North Korea
It is the largest manufacturer of railway equipment in North Korea, founded in November 1945. The plant produces and repairs electric and diesel locomotives, passenger cars, trams and metro trains.
Founder: Sun Myung Moon
Headquarters: Nampo, North Korea
It is a manufacturer of small passenger cars as well as luxury vehicle models. The company, founded in 1999, was established thanks to the joint efforts of the North Korean company Ryonbong General Corporation and Pyeonghwa from South Korea. Interestingly, the latter belongs to the Unification Church founded in Seoul. In addition, the company manufactures vans, buses, SUVs and pickups. The capacity of the enterprise allows the company to produce up to 10,000 vehicles per year. However, due to the lack of a civilized car market in North Korea, the company produces only 300-400 vehicles per year.
Sungri Motor Plant
Founded: November 1950
Headquarters: Tokchon, North Korea
Manufacturer of both cars and trucks, buses and power units.