In 1981 the Company was converted into Public Limited Company which is the lone largest assembler-cum-progressive manufacturer of Toyota & Hino vehicles in the private sector of the country.
The Company is mainly a vehicle assembler and bus-body fabricator. It has been successfully assembling TOYOTA & HINO vehicles for Bangladesh market since 1982.
The Company was listed with Dhaka Stock Exchange Limited and Chittagong Stock Exchange Limited in the year 1987 and 1996 respectively.
The principal activities of the Company throughout the period were assembling of Toyota Land Cruiser soft top/ Pick-up, Land Cruiser Prado, Hino Bus, Hino Mini Bus/ Truck with a yearly production capacity of 2400 units of vehicles in 3 shifts. The Company have also a subsidiary companies, e.g. Navana Batteries Limited.
Presently, the Company is mainly engaged in assembling and body fabrication of HINO luxury bus of model RM2 which is in great market demand now-a-days.
HINO buses are widely operated in all the routes of the country. We have also introduced environmental friendly (CNG driven) AK1JMKA model HINO Bus for the first time in Bangladesh.
Navana Batteries Limited (NBL) is a fully owned subsidiary company of Aftab Automobiles Limited (AAL) holding 99.95% share. The Company has newly introduced ‘motorcycle batteries” in order to streamline its profit earning.
Further HINO luxury buses are also plying in the International Routes, e.g. Dhaka ~ Kolkata~Dhaka and Dhaka ~ Agartola~Dhaka.
The Bus Body Building Unit of the Company has also been modernized by introducing high-tech equipments. where vehicles including RM-2 (New model) buses are being painted with fully automation ensuing international quality.