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Perodua has announced that they are investing a total of RM790 million to set up a new company together with a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant alongside to their current facility in Rawang. The announcement was made by Perodua Managing Director Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh  at a press announcement event held at the Grand Ballroom of The Kuala Lumpur Hilton earlier today.

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Datuk Aminar said the 65,000 sq. ft. facility will be able to produce 100,000 vehicles per year on a 1-shift cycle (current facility produces 200,000 units per year on a 2-shift cycle) while opening up to 1,200 job opportunities. The plant will cater processes such as welding, painting and assembling and is expected to kick-off in mid 2014. Perodua have yet to decide on the production models of the new plant.

Meanwhile, the new company, which its corporate name has yet to be decided is expected to start in March next year, tentatively. With a capital of RM200 million, the new company shares the same shareholder ratio with the current Perodua Group.

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The plant, which is a part of Perodua’s 5-year strategic roadmap, will feature increased automation of welding process for an improved quality in welding and automatic body accuracy measurement for the welding and body shop. For the painting section, Perodua is looking forward to feature the 3-Wet Waterborne Paint – a latest painting technology used to reduce pollution while maintaining low cost and high quality. Other features include enhanced dust proofing and paint shop quality.

The new plant will absorb the practices and methods coined by Daihatsu as Yokoten, which the current plant will also implement.

Currently, Perodua is holding 28% to 30% market share and this seems like a good move by the company to sustain their position as the market leader in facing the ever-growing market. Surprisingly, Perodua is only targeting 20,000 units of total export count by 2015. With the new plant and the increased production capability, surely Perodua is just being modest.



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