Earlier today, Perodua entered into an agreement with Yayasan Melaka to acquire a piece of land at Kota Hang Tuah Jaya, Ayer Keroh, Melaka. This piece of property, measuring 1.77 hectares, will be used to build a new 3S (sales, service and spare parts) centre.

The purchase price is about RM7.7 million and Perodua will design the new facility to “incorporate the culture, tradition and history of Melaka,” according to Perodua MD Datuk Aminar Rashid Salleh at the signing ceremony. Datuk Tahir Bin Haji Hassan, VP of Yayasan Melaka, signed on behalf of the foundation.

Also planned at the location are a regional office and a training centre to cater for the southern region. There will also be facilities for human capital development, a body and paint (B&P) centre and stockyard.

The 3S service centre will have 25 service bays catering to about 2,500 vehicles per month. The B&P centre will have 30 bays. Construction of this new the outlet is expected to begin in the third quarter of 2012 and completed before the end of 2013.

Perodua currently operates two branches and five dealers in Melaka employing some 220 staff.