A part of NAZA Automall in Petaling Jaya now houses a new Vespa 3S Centre. Officially launched by NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd last Wednesday, 18 July 2012, the 3,000 square feet facility is the first 3S centre in Malaysia specially catered for Vespa owners.
Present at the launch were Youth and Sports Deputy Minister Dato’ Razali Hj. Ibrahim, Italian Ambassador to Malaysia H.E. Folco De Luca Gabrielli, Piaggio APAC Managing Director Mark Franklin, NAZA Group of Companies Group Chief Operating Officer Dato’ SM Zulkifli SM Amin, Piaggio Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Area Sales Manager Judah Sangaran and NAZA Two Wheels Division Vice President Nik Danial Nik Mahmood.
With a cost of RM1 million, the new Vespa centre provides sales, service and spare parts with a workshop area that has 3 service bays. Other accessories and lifestyle items are also offered in the showroom.
It is also said that NAZA Premira, the official distributor of Vespa scooters in Malaysia, plans to open a showroom in Penang, Melaka, Johor Bahru and another in Puchong, Selangor.
NAZA OPENS THE FIRST DEDICATED VESPA 3S CENTRE
PETALING JAYA, 18 JULY 2011 – NAZA Premira Sdn Bhd, official distributor of Vespa scooters in Malaysia, opened the doors of its first 3S Centre located in Petaling Jaya today.
Present at the launch of the new Vespa 3S Centre were YB Dato’ Razali Hj. Ibrahim, Deputy Minister of Youth & Sports, H.E. Folco De Luca Gabrielli, Italian Ambassador to Malaysia, Mr. Mark Franklin, Managing Director of Piaggio APAC, Dato’ SM Zulkifli SM Amin, Group Chief Operating Officer NAZA Group of Companies, Mr Judah Sangaran, Area Sales Manager of Piaggio Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and Mr. Nik Danial Nik Mahmood – Vice President Of NAZA Two Wheels Division.
With a RM1 million investment in the 3,000 sq. ft. facility, NAZA Premira is delivering on its promise to support its dealers and better cater to its loyal Vespa customers. The showroom is an extension of the NAZA Automall in Petaling Jaya and functions as a 3S (Sales, Service & Spare Parts) centre and includes a workshop area with 3 service bays. A variety of Vespa scooters, accessories and lifestyle items are on display in the showroom.
NAZA Premira has plans to open a further 4 showrooms by the end of this year; 1 in Penang (to be under its operation) and the other 3 in Melaka, Johor Bharu and Puchong.
“As we work hand-in-hand with our dealers to open up more 3S Centres throughout the country, Vespa will get the showcase it deserves. Malaysians can re-familiarize themselves with the brand by immersing themselves in the world of Vespa housed in every showroom,” stated Datuk Wira Hj. SM Faisal Tan Sri SM Nasimuddin, Joint Group Executive Chairman of NAZA Group of Companies.
The Vespa showroom at NAZA Automall is open daily from 10am to 7pm (inclusive of weekends), whilst the workshop is open 9am to 6pm (Monday to Friday) and 9am – 1pm (Saturday).
On the other note, Datuk Wira SM Faisal also emphasized that NAZA Group of Companies is not only an active player in the automotive industry but also becoming formidable player in other industry. Diversification into other industries is one of the growth strategies for NAZA.
“NAZA diversification into other industries is vital since the automotive industry is becoming more and more competitive. The automotive industry is almost reaching it maturity stage with growth this year is expected to be not more than 5 percent. The tightening of lending policy by Bank Negara has also hampered growth of the automotive industry for both cars and bike”, he added.
“Another growth strategy for NAZA is to venture into the international market. NAZA long-term vision is to become not only a successful local player but also to become a formidable global player. One of the options is through smart partnership with our principals with the support from the government especially MITI to explore the international market”, Datuk Wira SM Faisal said.
He further added that NAZA is discussing with its principals to manufacturer and assemble big bikes in Malaysia capitalizing on the Common Effective Preferential Tariff (CEPT) where no import duty is imposed for importation of bikes between member countries.
More exciting information about Vespa Malaysia may be obtained at vespa.com.my and facebook.com/myvespa while further information of NAZA may be obtained from nazaworld.com.my or facebook.com/nazaworld. Follow @Vespamsia and @Naza_World for the latest updates and offerings of Vespa and NAZA World. Any enquiries about the new showroom, please contact Mr. Dzul Helmee, Showroom Sales Manager @ 03 – 7954 3977.