November 10, 2016 @ 12:08 PM

Daihatsu and Perodua team up for Engine Manufacturing plant

Daihatsu Perodua’s RM500 million engine manufacturing plant is now officially in business

Located in the Sendayan TechValley, the Daihatsu Perodua Engine Manufacturing plant is a 35 acre facility that includes 202 workers, living facilities and the plant itself. Perodua has invested close to RM500 million to set up the plant with a mind on making things convenient and productive for their workers.


Operations for the engine plant started in May 2016 to coincide with the launch of the hot selling Perodua Bezza as the sedan’s engines are manufactured here. Conveniently the new engine plant is located right next door to the Akashi Kikai transmission plant that manufactures the transmissions for both the Perodua Axia and Bezza. 


“With both DPEM and Akashi Kikai now online, we are able to offer a comprehensive engine component solution to other (automotive) original equipment manufacturers (OEM),” DPEM Chairman, YBhg Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin said. 


Having secured two OEM customers already Asmat has said that DPEM are looking for more manufacturers to supply components to. “For now, we are focused in making the right first steps; of preparation and improvements and hopefully we will see the returns in a relatively acceptable timeframe,” he said.


Officiating the ceremony was Negeri Sembilan Chief Minister YAB Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad Haji Hasan. Also present was Perodua President & CEO, YBhg Datuk (Dr) Aminar Rashid Salleh, Executive Vice President of Daihatsu Co. Ltd, Mr Hiroyuki Yokoyama and Managing Director of DPEM Sdn Bhd, Mr Koji Miyake. 

 

Dato’ Seri Utama Haji Mohamad expressed that investors are greatly welcomed as the effects to the state will benefit the economic eco-system. He believes that the brighter path for the company is to move towards cutting edge technology that will in turn add value to the economy.

 

Y.Dharmeswaran

 

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