NATIONAL car manufacturer Perodua Sdn Bhd this week opened the doors to its EEV-certified automotive manufacturing plant, Perodua Global Manufacturing Sdn Bhd (PGMSB), in Rawang.
The factory, which began operations in August 2014, is the only one of its kind in Malaysia and required a total investment of RM1.3 billion to construct and equip.
Construction works of PGMSB, which handles the production of the Axia EEV, began in March 2013 and the completed building now spans 64,000 square metres.
“The design, technology and concept of this facility are based on the “Simple, Slim and Compact” philosophy,” Perodua chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin said during the launch.
“”Simple” refers to the work process which is easy to understand and implement, “Slim” refers to the efficiency and dedication towards the elimination of wastages, whereas “Compact” refers to the maximisation of space for optimum production.”
PGMSB is also understood to be one of the company’s main transformation initiatives in its bid to become a globally competitive brand in terms of quality, cost management and delivery.
As of December last year, Perodua has delivered a total of 138,000 Axias to customers nationwide.