Perodua officially opened its new parts centre this morning. The new facility, situated within the carmaker’s sprawling Sg Choh headquarters, cost RM28.2 million to build and equip. Perodua chairman Tan Sri Asmat Kamaludin and president/CEO Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh did the honours.
Perodua vehicle parts sales have grown from RM163 million to RM243 million, a 50% increase from 2009 to 2013, and the new centre – 13,800 square metres in size and nearly 44% bigger than the previous warehouse – will improve parts warehouse and logistics operations.
“As our new vehicle sales business grows, our parts operations also increase in tandem. To this end, the construction of this new parts centre was announced in 2012 as part of our efforts to improve our after sales business in terms of storage and efficiency,” Aminar explained.
Perodua also took the opportunity to launch a new design for its engine lubricant products, which include engine oil (supplied by Petronas), brake fluid and radiator coolant. Last year, the company sold 5.9 million litres of Perodua Genuine Oil.