Perodua Global Manufacturing, which began construction in March 2013 and spanning 64,000 square meters, include an investment of RM1.3 billion to build and equip. “PGMSB is one of Perodua’s main transformation initiatives to become a globally competitive brand in terms of quality, cost management and delivery,” Perodua’s Chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin commented. “The design, technology and concept of this facility are based on the “Simple, Slim and Compact” philosophy. “Simple” here refers to the work process which is easy to understand and implement; while “Slim” refers to efficiency and dedication towards the elimination of wastages – in all forms – and “Compact” refers to the maximization of space for optimum production.”
Perodua’s latest and most advanced manufacturing plant was officiated by the Minister of Domestic Trade Co-operatives and Consumerism, Dato’ Seri Hamzah Zainuddin, representing Deputy Prime Minister, the right Honourable Dato’ Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi
Also present was the Japanese Ambassador to Malaysia, His Excellency Dr Makio Miyagawa; Daihatsu Motor Co. Ltd., Chairman Koichi Ina; Perodua President & CEO, Dato’ (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh and Perodua Global Manufacturing’s Managing Director, Dato’ Ahmad Suhaimi Hashim.
The plant, which was constructed in 2013 began production in August 2014 has already delivered 138,000 Perodua Axia to respective customers nationwide as of December 2015. Perodua expects the new EEV plant and its personnel continue to serve as a role model to the rest of Perodua subsidiaries, as well as target to improve its operations on a global scale.
Just last week, Allcarschannel.com provided an insight on Perodua’s record year in 2015 on sales performance. Perodua’s record year entailed 213,167 units (to be confirmed and verified by Malaysian Automotive Association), compared to 2014’s 195,579 units.
With the best ever sales record, Perodua even managed to exceed its 2015 sales target of 208,000 units. Spurred by healthy demand for their top three variants, namely the MyVi, Axia and Alza. Despite having only three popular variants in its entire line up since 2006, Perodua remains the country’s favorite marque or auto maker.